Future foldable iPads could utilize E Ink’s technology in secondary displays
iPads are great products for entertainment, learning, gaming, working, and being generally productive. Many users have even replaced their Macs with these versatile devices. After all, some of the newer models pack the mighty M1 chip — which the company uses to power its latest computers. However, in 2022, these tablets are slowly becoming less versatile when compared to what some other rivals are offering — foldables. Apple still doesn’t sell any device that incudes a foldable screen. Fortunately, though, the Cupertino tech giant could already be working on (at least) one. We’ve been hearing about a hybrid iPad/Mac foldable device for a while now. A new report shares some of the company’s potential plans if it indeed releases a foldable iPad down the road.
Apple is testing E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD) for future foldable device’s cover screen & tablet-like applications. The color EPD has the potential to become a mainstream solution for foldable devices’ must-have cover/second screen thanks to its excellent power-saving.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 17, 2022
According to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is already testing the E Ink technology for future foldable iPads. The company is reportedly focusing on the color Electronic Paper Display (EPD) — which would provide a decent performance without severely impacting the battery life.
We likely won’t see foldable iPads or iPhones before 2025 — if previous rumors were to be true. So it’s still too early to make accurate predictions on what the company has in store for us in this department. After all, Apple could completely scrap certain projects or change the directions they’re heading in. Ultimately, new technologies appear every day. The Cupertino tech giant could end up settling for other alternatives on its foldables — if it ever releases them.
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