Much respected long time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed today that he has some surprising insights.
Apple is actually testing E Ink displays for what he says are foldables and tablet-like apps.
Though these are not monochrome E Ink displays, but rather the latest color Electronic Paper Display screens by E-Ink.
He emphasizes that such EPD’s can theoretically become mainstream on the secondary screen on foldable devices due to their battery saving properties.
This is all true. E Ink displays with colors are developing pretty well year by year, though we are still far from anything satisfying for regular tablet or smartphone use today.
But they do save a lot of battery for sure. A few mobile brands have launched smartphones with E Ink displays, most notably the Yotaphone, which launched as much as three models before going bankrupt.
– Tom Bowen