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Apple could use colour e-ink display technology for its foldable device

By Cookie Monster - on 18 May 2022, 12:00am

Apple could use colour e-ink display technology for its foldable device

Image source: 9to5Mac

Apple is reportedly exploring the use of colour e-ink display technology for its foldable phone.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is testing E Ink's Electronic Paper Display (EPD) for the cover screen of its foldable device and tablet-like apps. Kuo says the colour e-ink display technology could be a mainstream solution for the cover screen of foldable devices due to its low power consumption.

Current foldable phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 use AMOLED for the cover screen. Apple won't be the first phone maker to use EPD; Russian firm Yota Devices used to manufacture the YotaPhone models which used EPD on the rear display. Yota Devices declared bankrupt in 2019 after it was sued for $126 million.

Kuo reported last month that Apple's first foldable device, believed to be an iPad or a hybrid of iPhone and iPad, could launch in 2025 "at the earliest" due to development delays.

Source: @mingchikuo via 9to5Mac

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