In contrast to the tiring dependence on planned obsolescence, and the ever-revolving door of new smartphone technology, Phonebloks " is like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support." This new version of the smartphone will be made from detachable blocks that are easy to switch out and replace, not unlike the desktop PCs of yore! If you're tired of upgrading, following Phonebloks for more updates.