I come to love Apple for one reason, their products make me feel good. Yes, just like that. If you want more, I’ll tell you more. Apple products emphasize simplicity within exquisite designs. So, when you hold a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air in your hand, the logo shines on the back, the curvature of the machine, and the feel of its metal, all of it speaks to me beautifully. On the software side, it’s solid until Mac OS X Lion gives my MacBook Pro few hiccups, but Apple went extra mile in helping me out by fixing my machine at zero cost to me even though my one year manufacturer warranty had expired. OK, it wasn’t as if Apple was being super nice, but it is more of how the logic board of mid 2010 MacBook Pro has had real issues with Mac OS X Lion. After the fix, I once again vouch for Apple products. Great customer service speaks volumes, I guess.
I guess we have great Apple products thanks to Steve Jobs great insights. He knew how to push his company to develop things that speak to customers beautifully. Since his passing, I fear Apple may not be able pushing for things that speak to customers beautifully. Great innovation and great insight are the two things that I think a tech company must always thrive for. Oh, let not forget about great customer service too, and this would apply for all businesses. Anyhow, lately, I keep hearing how Apple blocks Samsung from selling Samsung tablets in several countries, and I start to think that Apple might have spending too much time on patent wars and not enough time on coming up with great innovations and bringing about great insights. But what do I know since it’s clearly that I’m not working for Apple and I’m not the innovator, the engineer, or having any caliber of that sorts.
Speaking of Samsung, this company is being sued by Apple on the matter of iPad infringement on one hand, and on the other hand Samsung goes ahead by working on their futuristic bendable devices, hoping to have it be released sooner than later. I should say Samsung is working on a bendable tablet. The video right after the break shows how awesome bendable tablet could be.
Have you seen the video above? I think it’s amazing! If Samsung is able to make this product a reality sooner than later, I think Samsung will have something that Apple wishes it would be the one who has had it first. The feeling of carrying something as light as a piece of paper (I hope it would be as light as a piece of paper, but what do I know), 3D display or holographic capability, invisible speakers as how a commenter commented under the YouTube video above, and powerful as a small netbook or a sizable laptop — is simply breathtaking. Now, let add the bendable attribute into the whole shebang, and you got the winner. Another interesting point brought up by another commenter who had commented under the YouTube video above – How about the battery, how are they going to tuck that away?
Sure, Samsung Flexible AMOLED or should I say bendable tablet might face the same obstacles as iPad 2 of today, but it does have more of the same goodness and than more of goodness than what iPad 2 or all other tablets of today have already been carried. One obstacle comes to mind right away is that typing on whatever surface without a real keyboard feeling is just plain suck. Perhaps iPad 2 will soon have a winner in regarding to real feeling keyboard through a Kickstarter project Touchfire, but I have to wonder will there be something similar or better for Samsung Flexible AMOLED (assuming Samsung Flexible AMOLED will come true). I have seen some bendable concept devices through various online videos that tout bendable attribute as a great feature for manipulating features on such devices, but I sure hope Samsung isn’t going down such route with their touchable Samsung Flexible AMOLED. To me, I think I like the idea of how bendable devices could be less prone to breakage, therefore providing somewhat greater invincibility to devices’ durableness. Let backtrack just a tad, bending to manipulate features on device seems to me a lot more work than touching.
In summary, I like Apple now, but can I say the same few years later if Apple lets other zooms by? Samsung seems to head in the right direction as I like how they try to develop a bendable tablet size device with multitouch capability. I could be wrong about the multitouch capability, because I did not see pinch to zoom and similar features in the YouTube video above. I just assume that the video has someone touches the screen with one finger is somehow inferring that multitouch is also possible on such a device. I guess time will tell. For now, let us dream about how soon Samsung Flexible AMOLED would come true.