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Qualcomm Quick Chargers, or QC 3.0, have a component inside that speaks to the Snapdragon processor in your phone or tablet. The communication between the two chips negotiates voltage based on how full the battery is. It’s also proprietary to the Qualcomm company. So your phone needs the right processor, and your charger needs the right chip in order to charge as fast as possible.
USB Power Delivery, or PD 3.0, is used specifically by USB Type-C™ ports. It’s royalty-free for manufacturers because it was developed by a non-profit organization, USB Implementers Forum. As an official part of USB technology and can be supported by any manufacturer who incorporates the specifications. PD requires a CC (communications channel) pin in the Type-C cable to negotiate the voltage, current, and direction of the power flow between two ports. The eventual aim of USB PD and Type-C is to create one standard port on all devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) for safe, fast-charging input and output power and high-speed data.
“Made for iPod”, “Made for iPhone”, and “Made for iPad” mean that an accessory has been designed to connect specifically to an iPod, iPhone or iPad. Our Apple licensed products have been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. See MFi question for more details.
An MFi certified or MFi licensed accessory stands for “Made for iPod”, “Made for iPhone”, and “Made for iPad”. It's a program that producers of accessories for those devices must go through to have their hardware approved by Apple. It's a stringent process, but when a product is MFi-certified, you can be sure it's safe to use. “Apple recommends using only accessories that Apple has certified and that come with the MFi badge” Whenever there is an MFi badge/logo* on our Hottips! accessories, that product is guaranteed to be compatible with the corresponding Apple technology. The MFi licensed accessory logo also designates that our products meet Apple’s performance and connection standards. Keep an eye out for the MFi licensed accessory logo to ensure you’re getting licensed products, not knock-offs. Buying Hottips! premium Apple licensed, MFi certified products allows you to know:
Your iOS device will not become damaged
The cable will not easily be damaged
The connector end will not fall off, get very hot, and it will properly fit into your device
You will be able to sync and charge your device
A non-MFi cable may have a high failure rate or not work at all. This type of cable is made without Apple’s stringent guidelines and manufacturing specifications.
USB Type-C, or USB-C, has become the industry standard port for transmitting power and data (see all our USB-C charge and sync cables here). In 2018 many flagship phones adopted a USB-C port over Micro-USB or Lightning because of its’ smaller connector shape which can be inserted face up or down in a device which makes it easier to use.