“Future versions of Apple’s iPhone, the definitive mobile device credited for taking the Internet beyond the personal computer, might bend and twist,” Kim Yoo-chul reports for The Korea Times.
“At least that seemed to be what Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun was hinting at when he revealed that the company is getting ‘huge’ orders from electronics makers for it futuristic lineup of flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays,” Kim reports. “Samsung is eager to push open an era of bendy phones and boasts a capability to mass produce OLED displays that bend from the middle or from around the edge.”
Kim reports, “The notoriously secretive Apple remains tight lipped about how its future iPhones will look and it’s hard to imagine that its next smartphone, which may or may not be named the iPhone 5, having a rubbery screen. But for iPhones after that, who knows? While Kwon didn’t give out any names, industry sources here believe that Apple is likely to beone of the handset makers asking Samsung to provide them flexible screens… ‘Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it,’ said an analyst from a U.S.-based investment bank.”