What is the Apple MFI certification for cables?
MFI stands for 'Made for iPhone/iPad' and is a quality mark from Apple for Lightning cables and other products. Approved cables incorporate a special MFI chip and your iPhone or iPad can recognize a safe cable via this chip. Using a cable without a chip? You'll get a notification on your device every once in a while that the cable isn't working properly.
Advantages of MFI
You can prevent damage to your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device with a good cable. A poorly fitting cable can damage the Lightning connector of your device. Your battery can also be damaged because it gets too hot or because the cable doesn't protect against short circuit, for example. With an MFI cable, you can charge your device and transfer files as quickly as possible. Also, certified cables often last longer, so you don't have to keep buying new cables.