In recent years, the smartphone market has become more similar to that of used cars.
More than ever, we are upgrading our phones more frequently. We used to upgrade them every two to three years and treat the old ones as though they were disposable.
These phones will last a long time.
This could have a huge impact on everything, from the outcome of the smartphone wars to the way the major players in the industry make their money (spoiler alert: it's not through selling hardware).