It looks like cheaper third-party Lightning accessories might be on the way, as Apple has lowered the cost of their MFi Lightning program. Apple seems to have lowered both the price of the MFi license and reduced the minimum number of parts that need to be ordered. These moves will make it easier for accessory makers to offer less expensive licensed Lightning cables, as well as other products according to Macotakara:
Apple lowered the price of MFi licensing use rate and Lightning connector purchased amount from January, 2014.
It is thought that it takes time so that a price is reflected by Lightning connector accessories dealt in by the companies.
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