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Haier unveils new smart air conditioner – the world’s first home appliance to receive Apple MFi certification
04-18 2014

Haier, the world’s number one Major Appliances brand for the last five consecutive years*, unveiled its new range of smart air conditioners at CES last week. Haier’s Tianzun air conditioner is the first home appliance in the world to receive Apple’s official MFi certification. The air conditioner connects automatically to any iOS device, without any complex registration process, enabling users to control the air conditioner settings remotely.

World’s first MFi certified home appliance

The MFi Program, Apple's technology licensing program, is awarded principally to third party hardware products and has very strict testing standards in product design, quality and compatibility. Once authorised and certified with the MFi logo, electronics manufacturers and design companies gain world-leading recognition and competitiveness in product innovation, quality and user experience.

A global leader in smart appliances

Haier’s success in achieving the world’s first MFi certification for home appliances signals the company’s commitment to making connected appliances that allow consumers to manage everyday household tasks from their smartphones. Haier aims to consolidate its position as a leader in smart appliances by achieving certification of other products, such as water heaters, ovens and intelligent home accessories in the near future.

Haier is building its industrial architecture of "One cloud and N terminals" to drive forward its visionary smart home plans. The company envisages a future in which all home appliances become connected internet terminals, allowing cutting edge technology to perform mundane household tasks at the touch of a button.



* Source : Euromonitor International Limited in 2013

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About Haier:

The Haier Group is the world’s No. 1 Major Appliances brand with a 9.7% retail volume share in 2013 (Source: Euromonitor International Limited; retail volume sales in units based on 2013 data). With its commitment to quality and innovation, Haier brings the inspired living experience to consumers in over 100 countries worldwide. With global headquarters based in the Chinese city of Qingdao and regional headquarters in both Paris and New York to serve its clients in Europe and America, Haier has 66 trading companies, and 24 industrial parks with 70,000 employees worldwide. Haier both pursues excellence in innovation through its five R&D centres and ensures its products are adapted to the tastes and needs of its consumers in its various local markets. Haier specialises in technology-driven research, manufacturing and trading a large range of durable products. In Europe, these include: televisions, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, consumer electronics and energy saving home solutions.

Haier’s global revenue in 2012 was 25.8 billion USD. Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. (HKG: 1169), a subsidiary of the Haier Group, is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Qingdao Haier Co. (SHA: 600690), also a Haier subsidiary, is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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