A question about app with CoreBluetooth

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by lknv, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2013
    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!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2007
    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.

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