In accordance with the previous market, apple MFi certification Lightning plug in a new generation of iPhone will be listed before the normal shortage, because Apple will have to give Foxconn joint capacity, luxshare and other manufacturers for the production of the original Lightning data line.
Apple Lightning data cable
Apple Lightning data line connector features
And in July of this year, apple MFi certification Lightning plug out of stock, come earlier than ever, more unexpected.
When Apple electronic parts only authorized dealers Avnet reply MFi certification Lightning plug delivery cycle for 52 weeks (364 days), so a lot of MFI supply chain sudden shortage and be taken by surprise, prices of downstream manufacturers in this industry, brands with devastating damage, but also on the apple MFi ecological chain is one of the largest challenges.
Beginning in January 2017, apple in the United States, China, Britain launched a lawsuit against the Qualcomm Corp, involving billions of dollars of patent fees, disputes, war kicked off.
Apple said that over the years, Qualcomm has been in an unfair way to collect fees related to their technical patents. Apple in Touch, ID, display screen, camera and other aspects of innovation more, Qualcomm's acquisition of patent fees on the high, and there is no reason.
Qualcomm acquisition of NXP
Shenzhen MFi supply chain practitioners in the middle and lower reaches of apple is still watching the patent war Qualcomm, how can I think of their own industry will have a devastating impact?.
As a new generation of iPhone release date approaching, apple MFi certification Lightning plug tight supply, a lot of wire, clip, USB iPhone 8 vendors promising market, developed numerous accessories, risk can not be a backlog of shipments, accessories.
The largest chip in the picture is NXP20P3
October 27, 2016, Qualcomm, NXP (NXP) jointly announced that the two sides have reached a final agreement and unanimously approved by the board of directors, Qualcomm will acquire nxp. It is the largest acquisition in the history of semiconductors and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
How did Qualcomm buy NXP affect the MFi industry?
Through the dismantling of the charging head network found that Apple's original line of C48 interface module has a key component from NXP, model NXP20P3, used for protection, switching and other functions.
This time, apple and Qualcomm's patent war, let everybody unexpected is high in everyone the most obscure parts market copied Apple posterior, unnoticed fight back.
At present, NXP has suspended the supply to apple, became the apple MFi certification Lightning plug event shortage fuse.
One can't make bricks without straw
Apple MFi supply chain insider to charging head network broke the news:
A small joint is an indispensable parts of apple MFi certification of products, widely used in apple, apple, apple USB data cable wireless charger, watch VR lens and related accessories.
Research institutions data show that apple MFi data line gadgets big market, ecological chain annual output value of up to tens of billions of yuan. There are thousands of factories in Shenzhen, production and sales of the brand through apple MFi products, these products are not only sold in the domestic market, but also exported to other global markets, including all of the most familiar line of apple store.
Apple MFi data cable gadget Market
Apple MFi certification Lightning plug out of stock, will bring a series of earthquakes to the entire industry chain.
The factory no raw materials, can not arrange the assembly workers, factory production workers, resulting in downtime; product manufacturers have no joints, other supporting materials cannot be turned into a complete product, resulting in material backlog, funds can not flow; to build a good brand manufacturers originally offline, online channels, timely delivery, customer service can not face.
Especially after the electricity supplier brand, the list fell, again hit the list, will invest huge amounts of money for brand promotion.
Consumers are still the most injured, MFi data line patent apple and Qualcomm dispute caused by the price, the final cost will be passed onto the customers; and some manufacturers in order to benefit the production of fake and shoddy rush into danger caused by Apple's MFi line, equipment damage, mobile phone price data is priceless.
About Apple MFi
Logo for Apple MFi logo
According to Baidu encyclopedia introduced, apple MFi certification is Apple Corp (Apple Inc.) to its authorized parts manufacturers to produce an external parts of an identification, use permission is apple company