Apple is reportedly testing color e-ink displays for foldable devices

Apple is reportedly testing color e-ink displays for foldable devices
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  • Apple is reportedly testing color e-ink displays.
  • The e-ink displays will be used for foldable phones and tablets.
  • E-ink displays are known to be power efficient when compared to LCD or OLED displays.
Cupertino tech giant Apple is reportedly testing color e-ink displays for its future foldable devices and tablets. There have been several reports that suggest that Apple is already working on its first foldable device.

According to a tweet by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is currently testing color e-ink displays, also referred to as electronic paper displays. The company intends to use them for its future foldable phones for the cover or external display and for tablets as well.

Kuo notes that e-ink displays are suitable for the secondary screen on foldable devices as they are power efficient. They are known to consume less power when compared to LCD or OLED displays.

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While Apple hasn’t launched a foldable device so far, there have been reports that the company is working on multiple foldable devices. In addition to foldable iPhones, the company is reportedly also working on a 20-inch foldable device.

At present, existing foldable devices from the likes of Samsung, Oppo and Vivo offer AMOLED outer displays.


It is to be noted that e-ink displays do not consume a lot of power for static content, making them useful for showing time, notifications and similar content without having to sacrifice battery life. However, they cannot be compared to the quality offered by LCD or AMOLED displays.

Apple is expected to launch its first foldable device in the next two to three years, so a lot can still change before we can finally get our hands on the device.

Apple is yet to confirm that it is working on a foldable device. A leak earlier this year revealed that the iPhone maker is working on a 9-inch foldable device that will be launched sometime around 2025.


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