As newly reported by DigiTimes, David Su, the chairman of Lextar Electronics, has revealed that Apple may certify the company’s LED lighting products to utilize in iOS devices in the nearest future. He actually expects to win approval no later than in two months. Thanks to certification from Apple, Lextar would become the first provider of iOS LED lighting control. Meanwhile, the company is reportedly developing new Bluetooth wireless LED lighting hardware and software for iOS.
Lextar needs Apple to certify the technology since iOS products require special authentication to work with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile devices. With certification granted, Lextar will be able to include “Made for iPad” and “Made for iPhone” logos in its Bluetooth LED lighting products.
The firm’s LED lighting technology enables users to adjust color brightness, temperature and tone. Lextar initially launched LED lighting control for Google’s Android platform last year.
According to DigiTimes, Japan buys 30% to 40% of Lextar’s LED chips. For its part, Europe accounts for 20% to 25% of sales, while Asia Pacific takes 20%. The publication adds that only 10% of LED chips produced by Lextar are sold in North America.
If Lextar does gain certification for Apple, the LED lighting control will launched alongside “Made for iPhone” hearing aids, which are anticipated to arrive later this year. Apple highlighted the new accessibility feature of its upcoming sixth-generation mobile operating system last week at the annual WWDC event.