11/09/2013 07:03 BST | Updated 11/11/2013 05:12 GMT

'Phonebloks' Concept Imagines A Build-It-Yourself Phone (VIDEO)

Apple might have gained all the column inches with its new range of smartphones, but it can't compare to this concept in terms of pure innovation.

'Phonebloks' is a new concept for a mobile phone which you literally build yourself, from a range of pre-made parts, including the battery, processor and ports. The idea is to make a mobile which is never obselete - because as soon as there's a new processor out, you can swap it into the device with no fuss.

Clearly, it's just an idea. But there's an interesting hint here about one potential future for a class of device which arguably has started to stagnate over the last couple of years.

Take a look, below. Head over to Thunderclap for more details.

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