Good article on ethical/repairable options for smartphones. Of course the most ethical phone is the one you already have, but… good to see some interest in the repairability of newer phones. Teracube is interesting with their very reasonable flat fee for repairs for 4 years.
Unlockable bootloaders. This should not be a thing.
Software plays a big part in perceived obsolescence of devices.
Three types of intervention that can be made – hardware, software, and business model.
Software updates should extend, or at minimum not end, older products’ lifespans. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FINAL-10YearsSmartphones-Report-Design-230217-Digital.pdf