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Apple schedules MFi summit for Nov 12-14 in China to brief accessory makers on HomeKit, iBeacon & more

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Apple schedules MFi summit for Nov 12-14 in China to brief accessory makers on HomeKit, iBeacon & more

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Apple has introduced this yr’s summit for its Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod accent program will happen Nov. 12-14 in China. The occasion will concentrate on briefing accent producers on HomeKit, iBeacon, and different new applied sciences coming in iOS H. 

Apple definitely has rather a lot to temporary accent makers on this yr. Earlier this yr we have been first to report on Apple’s plans to allow headphone manufacturers to use its Lightning connector for sending audio and different distinctive options, whereas iOS H launching this fall with the brand new iPhones introduces HomeKit, Health, and a ton of latest options associated to iBeacon, Bluetooth, and AirPlay that accent makers will undoubtedly need to faucet into. Apple says focus areas for periods at this yr’s summit might be HomeKit, iBeacon, In-App Purchases and AirPlay. 

We’ve only recently seen the first crop of HomeKit and Health built-in units introduced from early Apple companions, however you'll be able to anticipate to see many extra following this yr’s summit and the launch of latest iPhones. Following our report earlier within the yr, Philips just yesterday announced the primary headphones to make use of Apple’s Lightning connector. 

To be a part of Apple’s MFi program, accent producers are required to comply with Apple tips for constructing equipment and in some instances pay licensing charges and supply elements from Apple accredited suppliers. In trade, they get to promote their merchandise as Apple accredited, Made-for-iPhone merchandise and in addition obtain help with improvement from Apple.

MFi accent makers can register now for the occasion happening November 12-14 in Shenzhen, China.


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