Made For iPod Lisence.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klien, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. klien macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Dear fellow Mac users,

    Hi, my name is Klien.

    I'm from Japan.

    I work for a company where they make iPod chargers.

    We are thinking that our product will sell in US too,
    but we do not know if MFi (Made For iPod) license is mandatory.
    (Do we have to get MFi license to sell our product in US?)

    If not, that's good, but is it safe?
    If we need to, would somebody tell us why?

    I know this post could be off topic for this forum,
    but we could not find any information anywhere.

    We appreciate your help.

    Best Regards,:confused:
  2. coolspot18 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2010

    The license is not mandatory, but without it, you cannot guarantee compatibility with Apple devices nor can you use the Apple logos.

    Most "name brand" devices license the logo, but a lot of no-name cheap products do not.

    More information is here:
  3. klien thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Thank you

    Thank you for your reply.
    I will check how much MFi license cost.
  4. klien thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    MFi License

    If I do not get MFi License, I cannot put "iPhone(iPod) compatible"?

    I can put "iPhone(iPod) charger", right?

    I heard MFi program people have bad attitude about customer service.
  5. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I recommend if you intend on seriously getting into the US iPod accessory market you get the license personally if I went looking for a new dock for my iPhone/iPod I would choose the one that had the MFi logo on it as it seems more trustworthy.

    You don't have to get it. But if you can afford it I highly recommend it.

    No business advice here just personal advice.
  6. klien thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Thank you everyone.

    Thank you everyone for help.

    I wish there is a document or a statement about this from Apple.

    Best Regards,

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