Apple is Now Requiring MFi Cases to Protect the iPhone From 1 Meter High Drops

Apple is Now Requiring MFi Cases to Protect the iPhone From 1 Meter High Drops

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Apple has updated the requirements of its Made For iPhone program to required third party cases to protect the iPhone from drops of up to one meter, reports 9to5Mac.

The new restrictions were introduced in the months following the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and will require case makers to protect Apple devices from drops up to a 1 meter (3.2 feet) onto a hard surface like pavement. That includes protection of the device in any orientation including the usually exposed cover glass on the Apple device.

In addition to this, cases now must also protect the display of the iPhone, iPad, or iPod when lying flat on a surface. Cases have to provide a buffer of at least 1mm between the cover glass and the flat surface. Manufacturers can either cover the glass entirely or have their case protrude slightly from the glass to keep it from touching the surface.

Finally, Apple is restricting manufacturers from using a number of substances/materials including Formaldehyde, Endangered species of flora and fauna, PFOS, PFOA, PBDE, PBB, and Phthalates. Some of the restrictions are due to new environmental regulations and others such as Phthalates are being banned following studies that show adverse health effects.

You can learn more about Apple's MFi Program at the link below...

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Apple is Now Requiring MFi Cases to Protect the iPhone From 1 Meter High Drops
iH85CH001 - December 28, 2014 at 9:36pm
Lol kk
Mr. Job - December 13, 2014 at 9:38am
How about bending ?
Mr. Troll^ - December 13, 2014 at 2:40pm
dont you realize how optional it is due to how careful you are?
gabe - December 12, 2014 at 11:45am
I Might add that, cases that stick up above the screen surface, even a little bit, suck. It feels so gross sliding your finger over this bump when it should just be smooth. I personally like the thin cases that aren't bulky. The ONLY reason I have a case on at all is just so when I set it down on its back it doesn't get a scratch or scuff. If I wasn't worried about that I'd have no case at all.
Justabrake - December 12, 2014 at 2:06am
What cook thinks he's GOD now !
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