Kuo: Apple Testing Color 'Electronic Paper Display' Technology for Future Foldable Devices and Tablet Applications

Apple is testing electronic paper display (EPD) technology for possible implementation in future foldable devices and tablet applications, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today.

Foldable iPhone 2023 Feature Blue
On Twitter, Kuo said that color EPD displays made by Chinese company E Ink could be used for the outer-most display in a foldable device, while the larger, folded-out display would use a more advanced display technology. EPD would be significantly more energy-efficient than other forms of display technology, said Kuo, and as a form of e-ink technology, a color EPD display could also potentially be used by Apple for a new class of tablet devices.


Apple is reportedly planning to first launch a 9-inch foldable that sits somewhere between an iPhone and iPad in display specifications around 2025. Kuo believes that Apple's foldable roadmap will initially focus on medium-sized devices, followed by devices with larger displays, before finally expanding to small devices like the ‌‌iPhone‌‌.

Top Rated Comments

Blackstick Avatar
26 months ago
Would give them an always on, daylight readable screen without paying much in battery power.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
26 months ago

This is the same twitter account that told us M2 13"Mbp will come at the Spring event in March
This is the twitter account that is saying the redesign Macbook air will come with M1 and not M2
Yeah, Kuo hasn't been that reliable lately. Even if he was, it would be some very obvious stuff like "new iPhones this fall" (similar to Gurman)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jinjin Avatar
26 months ago
Tweet now clarified by Kuo saying “E Ink” is the company producing EPDs rather than meaning e-ink aka electronic ink!

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Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sylwiusz Avatar
26 months ago
I'd rather see they use e-ink for Apple watch to extend batterry life to at least ~7 days...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
26 months ago
I'm still not a big fan of foldable screen. It's too gimmicky. If Apple can get it right then we will see. Until then, It's a no from me :(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
26 months ago
This is the same twitter account that told us M2 13"Mbp will come at the Spring event in March
This is the twitter account that is saying the redesign Macbook air will come with M1 and not M2
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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