Commendable idea, and reminds me of a product that actually does (or did) exist, Bug Labs' Blocks: http://buglabs.net/products/blocks
There was a wave of press about it several years ago, but I haven't heard much about it since. This sounds like the same concept with miniaturized components that would comfortably fit into the size and shape of a mobile phone.
I wonder, though, has an engineer has even looked at this? I'm not an engineer, but I think it's safe to say this is a severe oversimplification of the ease with which the components of a modern smartphone might interact with one another — via a magical pegboard. Just …everything… about the problem is so much more complicated.
For instance, if the pieces attach to each other mechanically, every interface is prone to failure, and how would you know which one failed? Tightly integrated devices have fewer points of potential failure, which is important for something you carry with you 24/7.
An iPhone has two ports, four buttons, and one switch, yet people have to bring them into Apple stores all the time because they can't figure out what's wrong with them.
I think if the manufacturers of integrated devices have sufficiently good recycling programs (and I'm not sure that they do), such devices can have lower environmental impact, and will remain simpler for (read: usable by) consumers.
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