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  • Cait Emma

    Phonebloks is a great idea. I imagine most people, like us at iFixit, appreciate manufacturing moves that make devices environmentally sound and accessible for owners. As an iFixit-er, I love phones that can be opened up—especially ones truly designed to do so.

    My largest concern (there are several skeptics floating around the internet) is backwards compatibility. Our software/programs/hardware are upgraded at such a rapid speed that continually switching out single pieces of the phone doesn't work from an engineering standpoint. At some point—like sooner rather than later—switched out pieces of the phone simply won't work with others.

    So I'd say this is a good start. And it's certainly an idea that deserves more attention and development—it's just not quite there yet.