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.


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.

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