What does everyone think of Phonebloks?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mattgambitlive, Sep 14, 2013.

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    i highly support it. Would pay premium for it too.
     
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    Amazing idea, but would manufacturers and carriers want to implement this?

    Would specific blocks cost almost as much as the entire phones we buy on or off contract today? If so, what would stop users from just getting an entire phone instead?


    I would also worry about theft of blocks. Leave your phone on a table for a few minutes, and someone could replace a block with an inferior one. You probably won't tell the difference until you get home or your phone starts lagging.
     
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    Love the idea but doubt manufacturers would be too keen on making a phone that will never have to be replaced unless they can make up the loss in margins through the blocks.
     
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    I think it looks amazing. Whether it's possible/feasible is another matter.
     
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    This.

    I'd love it, but am pessimistic of it's success.
     
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    Well this is where android HAS to go, android enthusiasts are usually 1000000000% more tech saavy and nerdier than iPhone enthusiasts, and they want choice, iUsers just want Apple, and as a gamer, that has never really bought a new computer, just upgraded parts that were slower than the rest, I would love this, get this concept google, put a back plate on it and done, a permaNexus, that you replace the parts, it's ingenious!.

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    This is something Google would use, as they don't want carriers to touch their phones, so Google could do it, no one else really could, unless they followed suit.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    It's a terrific idea. Yet the challenge for the American consumer will be the roadblock. Trained from birth as consumers, lured into buying "new stuff" via master marketers like Apple, I'm afraid it won't catch on.
     
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    I would never buy one. I see too many potential problems with the idea.
     

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