Apple introduced Lightning connector in 2012, as a replacement for the 30-pin dock connector. Since then, these connectors are used for all the iPhones, iPods and iPads. All Lightning cables and accessories have a tiny authentication chip placed inside. This chip communicates with the device and indicates if it is an Apple-approved cable or accessory.
Apple recommends cables that have "Made for Apple" badge. An “MFi Certification Program” is offered by the Apple to all the third party manufacturers. This program ensures that all the accessories have a superior built quality and are compatible with Apple hardware.
By using an uncertified cable or accessory, you can experience the following issues:
- They may damage or even blow up your iPhone
- The cable itself may get damaged
- The connector may get extremely hot
- It may may not fit properly into your device
- The connector ends may fall off
Certified third-party accessories have the 'MFi' badge on their packaging:
Some accessories might have an old version of the 'MFi' badge:
All Mivi Lightning cables are Apple certified, and they come with One Year, Industry-best, Warranty.
You can verify the Certification by entering the brand name (Mivi) here: https://mfi.apple.com/MFiWeb/getAPS
For your safety, and the safety of your device, always use Apple certified accessories and products. For more information, visit Apple page identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning cables and accessories.