Apple delivered exactly what I expected them to today. Catch up features and incremental improvements. I'm disappointed because I know Apple is capable of so much more. They have bound themselves to a silly, innovation stifling, release schedule of one revolution every two years in a market where the competition has caught up and surpassed them in features. Where dozens of new phones are released every quarter it only takes two unique features a year from any one of the 20 companies cranking phones out to make Apple look old and slow. We have been seeing the effects of that for some time now. Here is what I wanted to see in no particular order: 802.11ac - I just purchased a new Airport Time Capsule with 802.11ac a few months ago. Why is the only device I have that can connect via .ac a non-Apple device? NFC - Apple is the only phone manufacturer that has the clout and cache to build a real NFC ecosystem. Oddly enough this is probably why we didn't get it. They want to own it from top to bottom I'm sure. Wireless charging - Come on... this plays right into Apples style. Sell me a phone for $299 and then sell me a $129 accessory to charge it. Apple, take my f@$&ing money already... 12-15MP Camera - Yes, pixel size matters. And I'm excited to see what the new camera can deliver. In fact I'm more excited about the camera in the 5S than I am with anything else. But 8MP? 1080P Screen - I knew there was a better chance of Martians landing today than a bigger screen showing up on the 5S. In fact I don't want a bigger phone but an edge to edge screen would be nice. Fingerprint sensor - I was looking forward to the fingerprint sensor but without NFC I'm far less excited about it. Cool, I can unlock my phone with a single touch. I do this already because I don't lock my phone right now. I'm very underwhelmed. Having said all that, I must say that the 5S was a forgone conclusion for me. I'm still sitting on a iPhone 4 - 16GB with a recent (two week old) chip in the back glass. There is no way I can avoid buying a new phone. In fact there because my digital entertainment is built around an Apple ecosystem there is no way I can avoid buying a new Apple phone. The iPhone 5S is a big upgrade for me but not the one I was hoping for. Oh well, there is always next year!