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LG ePaper is flexible for the sake of being flexible

Apple last year announced it had spent $500 million upfront to to get first shot and better prices from LG over five years.  This is what lead to Apple getting that gorgeous 27-inch iMac display before any other company (Dell now carries one).

We say that because LG announced today that they’ve revolutionized flexible display technology with that dandy over there->

Could Apple use this technology in an upcoming product?  Perhaps as early as next year?  That’s probably unlikely

While it is cool to look at, it isn’t clear that people want their displays to be flexible like their newspapers were.  What would be cool, especially for larger, full color displays is a display that is bent around the user so that the edges were the same distance away as the middle.  Or ones that were so flexible that they could be rolled up and put in your pocket like a newspaper.

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