Flexible smartphone prototype must have multi-million dollar iPhone case industry crapping their pants
Imagine an iPhone you could not only drop without fear, but also accidentally send through the washing machine and have it come out no worse for wear (albeit cleaner). That appears to be the idea behind this super flexible “paper computer” being shown off by Human Media Lab.
While the idea of a paper-thin display sounds cool, the below video showing the use of “Bend Gestures” on a flexible, iPhone-like device looks slow and annoying as hell compared to the precision and quickness of finger swipes, and I’m guessing the only practical application would probably be for games or to perhaps simulate page turning on e-readers. Still, odds are we’ll see this technology creep into SOME sort of Apple device eventually, so it’s worth taking a look at.
What say you? Do you think this is the future of display technology?