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Apple is Testing E-paper Displays for Upcoming Foldable Devices: Tianfeng Analyst

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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In a bid to deliver the most promising technological innovations for its products, the American multinational technology company, Apple is reportedly testing an e-paper display (e-Ink screens) for its upcoming foldable devices and tablets.

According to the Tianfeng International analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputed Apple leaker, who spoke the news via the official Twitter page, said the tech giant is testing E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD) for the cover screen of future foldable devices and tablet.

The E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, may become a common solution for a necessary cover or second screen for foldable smartphones due to its superior energy-saving efficiency.

However, we believe that Apple monitors technology breakthroughs that may be relevant to its goods. The current state of color E Ink screens isn’t quite good enough to replace an OLED or LCD on a smartphone or, more likely, a tablet. Rather, it will act as a small secondary display to distill brief information, similar to what we see on foldable smartphones.

E Ink released three new types of color screens last month. When compared to prior generations, the advancement is tremendous, but it still falls short of a simple LCD panel. The contrasts have grown by 30%, however, there isn’t the same brightness as with LCD or OLED displays. In summary, it is considerably better, yet it still has limitations.

These screens, on the other hand, may bend and can be utilized with styluses. Many concessions, but advancing technology that, if Apple had any intention of implementing it, would already be on the horizon for a few years. Remarkable, a Norwegian company that specializes in black and white electronic ink screens, has announced that it had sold one million tablets since its inception five years ago.

In a similar vein, back in April this year, Ming-Chi Kuo noted that Apple was testing a device with a 9-inch foldable OLED display with a PPI between the iPhone and iPad likely to launch before 2025. Ming-Chi Kuo pointed out that the test is intended to verify key foldable device technology and may not reflect final product specifications. Therefore, if all the rumors are true we expect to see them sooner. Stay connected with TechGenyz for more technology updates.

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