MFI? If you're unfamiliar with the term as I was, I'm glad you're reading this. But, the most important question is, why does MFI matter? Well, lets get to it.
Consider MFI as Apple's standard of excellence if you will. Apple MFi certification is a license shown that Apple has authorized accessory manufacturers to mark the MFi logo on their products. MFi is the abbreviation of "Made for iPod, Made for iPhone, and Made for iPad". Apple allows manufacturers to print the MFi logo on the product packages. This works in a few ways; 1) a trust badge if you will for consumers to see MFI on brands whom are lesser known. 2) for these lesser known brands to be recognized as a premium company or premium manufacturer of Apple products. 3) It allows the consumer to quickly reference what the particular product is used for. ie. iPhone charger, iPod charger, iPad cable or all three.
Whats great about this license & How does it work?
So to end it all, if you're buying Apple products, please ensure its MFI. This little badge could mean the difference in keeping your Apple device battery healthy, or frying the battery the first time you charge it.