there wont ever be a bendable phone :) besides bending an oled panel many times will likely destroy it
needs lots of salt. the oled panel can bend, the internals can bend, what about the glass for proper touch? highly doubtfull..
Julliard, 04 Jan 2017Flat piece of slab. Its all about the curved now. Apple is outdated ages ago. Until you discover that the curve is very annoying with day to day usage.
Foldable screens as Curved disp. are useless but it's cool to taste new innovations. Besides, it is not necessary for all phones to look exactly the same. We customers must have wide choice
CarvTheJarv, 04 Jan 2017Even if it's innovative and new, who would actually want to buy and use these things? I'd rath... morebasically BlackBerry users says that QWERTY phones are enough and touch screens are gimmicks.
apple fans says that phones with screen size north of 5 inches are overkill. now they have the "plus" phablets.
samsung haters bash the edge display feature. now bunch of EOMs are on board the edge hype train.
so don't say never.
Julliard, 04 Jan 2017Flat piece of slab. Its all about the curved now. Apple is outdated ages ago. Same basic design still.
My point is that everyting else fails. Like foldable screens, break-away keyboards ... etc.
Just look at the fate of flip phones, blackberies and late experiments (Samsung round). Everything fails because the only design that works is that of a slab.
I agree with the posted above that Jobs stole, so what? He was the first to make money of those ideas. Therefore it's his idea as far as setting a trend goes.
Jobs' idea lives on (and will continue for decades), every other idea dies. The industry has yet to produce a more charismatic figure, so we're stuck with his outdated ideas. Like Western science being stuck with Aristotle for centuries despite his idea being garbage. All because more charismatic individuals did not show up (Until Galileo and Newton).
Even if it's innovative and new, who would actually want to buy and use these things? I'd rather stick with a traditional smartphone
nutjob2, 04 Jan 2017Steve Jobs didn't invent the smartphone, the touchscreen, the touchscreen phone, the slab phon... moreAnd his phone lacked basic functionality, competition was way ahead, so people don't buy a product because it's good. They do, because it's "shiny". They do, because they are told to. Sometimes they even do, because it's...expensive ("premium").
I wonder when/if the madness will stop and when/will people realize in 2017 having a smartphone is not a big deal and no one will care what phone you have. Seriously, people are acting like they are in a 4th world country or something. Grow up already!
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017I predict a fail as their "Round" phone was. All those concepts are such failures. Apparent... moreSteve Jobs didn't invent the smartphone, the touchscreen, the touchscreen phone, the slab phone or anything else. Steve Jobs stole every idea he had from somebody else. Jon Ives, his closest colleague at Apple has said as much.
Really looking like this? The flex.. tech for gimmick not for human usage.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017I predict a fail as their "Round" phone was. All those concepts are such failures. Apparent... moreGalaxy Round and Note Edge were just released to test the market. Even Samsung wouldn't have expected a success. Later they made good use of curved screen and thus the highly successful S6E and S7E were born. I think the foldable phone coming out this year will be in line with Note edge, just to test waters. We can expect better design and implementation from next year unless Samsung has got other ideas. And by the way phones in slab form were there even before the first iPhone. Jobs didn't invent that rectangular slab form of phones.
I predict a fail as their "Round" phone was.
All those concepts are such failures. Apparently the only one with a good idea was Steve Jobs in 2005-2007, we're still using his kind of phone (a slab), we'd probably continue doing so for decades and decades.
If it protects the screen why not?
Oh wait every phone needs to be exactly the same nowadays.