A question about app with CoreBluetooth

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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