Apple is renewing the logo of its MFi program, offering manufacturers 90 days three new designs to work with, reports ChargerLab.
Launched in 2005, the MFi program is a licensing scheme for third-party manufacturers to ensure that their accessories are compatible with Apple's various products. Companies must undergo testing to meet Apple standards and can use a logo to advertise that their products can work with iPods, iPhones and iPads.
Apple is changing that unique logo for a trio of new ones. The new design eliminates the tiny illustrations of iPod, iPhone and iPad in favor of the Apple logo and introduces three specific logos: one for the iPhone, one for the iPhone and the iPad, and one for each of the three devices. Manufacturers have 90 days to update their product designs to include the new logo.