View Full Version : A question about app with CoreBluetooth

Jun 23, 2013, 05:44 AM
Hello! I have developed a device that connect with iPhone via Bluetooth. Now I need in iPhone programm, but in my device I use Bluetooth 3.0 and I have to join in Apple's MFi programm. How much it will cost? And if I will use Blutooth 4.0, I don't have to join in Apple's MFi programm?
Thank you!

Meir David
Jun 26, 2013, 04:24 AM
hi dude

Your device will need to pass a standard series of third-party tests to demonstrate that it won't interfere with the iOS hardware, etc., and you will need to pay a testing provider to perform these.

I'd budget about $20,000 - $80,000 total to get a simpler accessory to a production-ready design, depending on the complexity of the electronics, whether or not you use outside contractors for design, etc.

Jul 19, 2013, 09:59 AM
You're right that if you use Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, you don't need to join Mfi. It has to be the Low Energy variant of Bluetooth 4 though.