Yeah, lack of NFC is annoying (there is a world outside of US, Mr Cook), but as with other technical upgrades, no doubt there's some halfway rational explanation. But to omit a 128GB option is just plain mean-spirited and regressive. It's not a cost issue or a technical one. It's not even consistent with iPad storage. I've upgraded and doubled up on storage every year more or less (16GB 3G, 32GB 4, and 64GB 5). Yes, I'm not on the S pathway (choice not contract-dependent) but I'm hugely disappointed at having to wait another 12 months for a feature that there's ZERO reason (other than pure greed/marketing holdback) not to offer now. iPhone 6 can't come soon enough.