The Corning news on their ultra-strong Gorilla 4 and flexible Willow glasses adds interest in other exceptional exteriors such as the amorphous ultra light and corrosion resistant Liquid Metal products as complimentary components, imho.
Further, while some may believe that the hiring of Paul Deneve, the CEO of high-end fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent to work on special projects may set a product release day back, I see it as additional support for a truly revolutionary new product line. That and the international trademark activity for "iWatch" gives me encouragement.
Hope ;you are right in your optimism for new products, but it bothers me a lot that what is supposed to be
a serious technological break through with major industrial implication, is only being deployed on fru fru
like decorative watch pieces, and golf clubs for pete's sake, and now high fashion?. There is a missing link here between what we understand to be a great new disruptive product, and the near total disinterest thusfar, for any serious application. The shareprice is deadly.
I share your concern, starcutspin. Established manufacturers resist changing components and contracts , so novel uses appear first. Also, improved casting methods and reduced costs are very recent innovations which haven't turned old heads. Adoption often takes time except during a period of crisis.