Can an iPhone 5S accessory be incompatible with iOS7/8?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by slapple, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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    I found a cheap charging dock on Ebay for the iPhone 5/5S/5C. But the description says that it is "not compatible with iOS 7 or higher".

    How can an accessory work with the iPhone 5S but only with certain versions of iOS? How could iOS 7/8 tell what kind of charger the 5S is plugged into?
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    iOS 7 introduced a 'feature' where a popup will display if the cable/charger/dock isn't part of the MFI programme.

    It'll probably still charge just fine, but they're probably putting that there to stop customer complaints when the message pops up.
     

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