"It isn't just Apple that looks a little less miraculous today – the entire consumer electronics industry looks a bit tragic and battered"
Dear Andrew, you are plainly and utterly wrong, as for the other makers that is, but trully right about Apple.
Examples? http://motorolaara.com/ and do you remember this video that people mocked at? The Samsung Youm? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vZtZw-JxM
Samsung will make bendable displays, be assured of that. And if Google kick their buts off, they will revamp their software, there are so many ways to do it...