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Topic: MFi

Playing 'Fortnite' on an iPad Pro and iPhone XR with a controller is a considerable improvement

01/30/2019, 12:01 pm

Epic Games has recently added MFi controller support for iPhone and iPad to "Fortnite." We decided to see how good of a gaming experience you could get on both the 2018 11-inch iPad Pro and the iPhone XR using the Steelseries Nimbus MFi controller.

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Fortnite gains controller support on iPhone and iPad with latest update

01/29/2019, 08:01 am

Epic on Tuesday released an update to its popular battle royale-focused shooter Fortnite, adding support for third-party gamepads on iPhones and iPads.

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Yubico hardware authentication through Lightning coming to the iPhone and iPad

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

Yubico has received MFi certification from Apple, meaning that there is a Lightning YubiKey dongle for authentication coming to the iPhone and iPad soon.

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Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

12/04/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

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Third-party USB-C to Lightning cables likely coming in 2019

09/05/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple appears to be making the final preparations to allow third parties to sell fully-certified USB-C-to-Lightning cables, a report said on Wednesday.

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'Made For i' branding may be shifting focus from iPod to iPhone and iPad

03/10/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple appears to be in the midst of slightly changing the "Made For i" program iconography, with new graphics signifying if a device is made for an iPhone, the iPhone and iPad, or the entire iOS lineup.

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Gamevice MFi controller for iPhone now supports DJI Spark drone, Sphero SPRK+ robot

11/14/2017, 12:11 pm

Gamevice, an Apple-authorized MFi game controller accessory for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to support a number of other devices, with users able to control the DJI Spark drone and the Sphero SPRK+ robot via the iOS companion apps using the peripheral instead of on-screen controls.

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Google rumored to be working on 'Made for Google' accessory program mirroring Apple's MFi standards

10/02/2017, 03:10 pm

Google is allegedly creating a "Made for Google" certification system resembling Apple's "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" program, known as MFi for short.

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First look: Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi gaming controller recharges via Apple's Lightning cable

08/09/2017, 11:08 am

The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.

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Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game controller comes to iPhone

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

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Apple brings AirPod-style streaming, Live Listen accessibility to MFi hearing aids

11/05/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple has enhanced its iOS accessibility features for users with hearing impairments, adapting its enhanced Bluetooth-based streaming to Made For iPhone hearing aids while introducing Live Listen, a feature that uses an iPhone's mic to focus on conversations in loud environments.

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Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

06/16/2015, 03:06 pm

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed "Made for iPhone" accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple's certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.

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