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​Samsung has just dropped the device many have been waiting for, the Galaxy S5. And while it's worth reading all of our extensive coverage of the launch, device and features, sometimes you just want to see all of the pretty pictures. Luckily we have a whole boatload for you to check out, showing off every color of the Galaxy S5, much of its interface, several new (and wild) accessories and even what's under the back cover. (Pro tip: use the full screen button for this one — you'll find it in the bottom left corner of the gallery viewer.)

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toukale says:

LMFAO!!! WOW! snapdragon 800 huh! Damn, Apple really caught everyone by surprise then, that article was actually not lying when they quoted those Qualcomm employees.

synchronous says:

Yeah, Samedung really crapped it this time.

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UJ95x says:

It's using the SD801...
2.3GHz is 800. 2.5GHz is 801

Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2

TenshiNo says:

What are you talking about? First off, it looks like the LTE variant will be running the Snapdragon 805 (slight bump from the 800). And, if you're talking about the article that stated Qualcomm was "surprised" by the A7 being 64-bit, I think you've misunderstood. No one was surprised that Apple released a 64-bit CPU, they were surprised by how *quickly* Apple released it. ARM released the 64-bit version of their reference architecture (that Apple and everyone else bases their SoC's off of) early last year. Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung have, most likely, had 64-bit SoC's in development since shortly after that. But I doubt anyone has put anywhere near the kind of emphasis on getting a 64-bit mobile SoC to the market because, why would they?

64-bit really only enables working with larger numbers (compared to 32-bit). The ability to address more than 4gb of memory is a side effect of the fact that you can use larger numbers for RAM addresses. 64-bit also allows for more precision in calculations, which is beneficial for things like video/audio encoding. But for basic day-to-day work, it's not *nearly* as big a deal as everyone seems to be making it out to be.

If you still don't believe me, ask yourself this: did desktop PC's take a monumental step forward in processing power when they turned 64-bit?


porterhouse0 says:

jesus i hope so...if not...hello HTC! or even might stick with LG and get the G3

any flagship phone from Sony to HTC or LG kills this thing.

role on the HTC M8

This event should have been called " Pack and go home by 5", not "Unpacked 5"

Not going to happen. This is the S5 and the most premium device they will launch until the Note 4

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dkotoric says:

haha major failure, i cannot believe this. I feel like samsung is pulling a joke on us.

MarkSeven says:

I don't see any pics on the app and this "gallery viewer" doesn't work on my work computer. Can y'all post pictures the old way please???

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vincey2kr1 says:

Balloon deflated and it sounds like the biggest fart ever... How disappointing. Looks like I'll be trying something other then Samsung

troshs says:

Hah that was the greatest comment I've read in weeks!

Sonya X2 is looking pretty good right now. As is the HTC Only One or whatever

TenshiNo says:

lol. Nice.

felyke says:

Samsung seriously dropped the ball, many people are tired of the design, I don't care about plastic, but come on Samsung, you were supposed to make it even sleeker than the S4. I'm so disappointed so far, staying with nexus 5 it is.

The blue and orange and silver don't do it any favors either. Funny, what looked good on the original N7 looks like garbage here. Geesh these are ugly. Step down from the GNex even, exit stage left indeed.

tmiller679 says:

I still think the S3 was there best looking phone.

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Note 3

At least the Note 3 looked like a nice stylish phone. This one looks fugly as heck. That 'dimpled' back looks rather tacky and those bigger bezels are a no-no.

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Are we talking Samsung phones strictly? Because if not the Note 3 is definitely not the "best looking phone".


I have to agree with you. I'd say the G2 or the One take the prize for best looking phone.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.


The One is the best looking phone then the Note 3. The G2 looks tacky

TenshiNo says:

It's a very subjective question, since everyone has slightly different tastes. But, considering the OP said "...was [their] best looking phone" I think it's safe to assume the context was intended to be within Samsung's lineup.

But, like I said, it's very subjective. I don't personally agree with Mercgroid saying that the G2 was the best looking. I'm not even sure about the HTC One, although it was attractive enough. I will agree, however, that the dimpled back of the S5 is not attractive at all. My opinion only. Personally, I do think the Note 3 is a very attractive looking phone.

But none of that makes anyone else's opinion less valid. We need to stop attacking people for stating their opinion what how a phone looks. Or functions, for that matter.

tmiller679 says:

I should have been more specific earlier. I was meaning the S3 was Samsungs best looking phone in the S series. IMO the One is the best looking phone of all. ;)

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Agreed but the HTC one would look super cool with faux leather back someone should make a render as its never gonna happen

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Wow the haters are in full force today. What Samsung does from here on out will never be enough. If the phone doesn't cure cancer Samsung isn't trying hard enough.

tmiller679 says:

I disagree. So far the Note line has been an improvement each year but the Galaxy S line seems to be fizziling out.

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Not quite sure how that is disagreeing with what I was saying.

bluesun3030 says:

He is stating that the Note series has shown improvement with each iteration. While the S series, in his opinion has taken steps back with each version. I have to agree with him. I almost bought the Note 3 but couldn't deal with how awful TW is in almost every respect.

TenshiNo says:

You do realize that you can easily replace the launcher, right? And then the only difference is the settings menu being "grouped". One of the beautiful things about Android is that you can replace pretty much *everything* right down to the "Share" menu.

That settings menu is reason enough though. It is a hot mess.

Just like when you go over to imore to troll and make asshole remarks about people's mother.

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I do not "troll" on imore, posing relevant questions and having an opinion is not "trolling". Try again my friend.

And for the record the mother comment was a retaliation to a mother comment that user made here on AC. It was not just out of the blue.

Good try

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Well if you are gonna talk shit at least back it up. What did I say?
And you have nothing.

I don't talk shit I just pointed out the fact

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You have a warped perspective of what "fact" is.

Who is really trolling this comment section? Your comments have nothing to do with the article.

I was reading the article since I own a note 3 so I was interested then I saw your logo and remembered the troll who talks about people's mother on Imore talking about all the hate on this forum just found it funny that's all .

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To be fair brother, the user (I forgot his name) he's talking about did in fact make a "your mom" joke that was completely random.

On a lighter note, how are you liking the Note 3?

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Love it. If you read the impression article comments he just couldn't wait to start.all i am saying is have a little class

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Imore article dumb auto correct

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When did you move from your 'Gift from God' Nexus 5

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Its the same looking phone for 3 years in a row now. They're becoming Apple with the same design over and over.

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Except minus those horrible bezels, Apple seems to make a pretty phone at the same time.

nokia4life says:

Why are they haters folks are just giving their opinion its funny when the shoe is on the other foot samsung fans get defensive. Oh if the phone doesn't cure cancer it will not be enough. Here is my thoughts Samsung had could have taken this time to focus on design this is nothing but a S3+S4 mix with another plastic back and a heart rate monitor nothing special about this. Lets be real no sense in defending something when you know it did not meet or exceed expectations and i don't feel sorry for these companies they do this to themselves attacking adds saying this and that and bam they are in the same position as their competition. Think about samsung design hasn't changed since they moved away form the form that got them sued so unless some other company whether HTC, LG, APPLE, makes something that sparks them to change its gonna be like this period its cheaper to just change the backs and keep things plastic , HTC had this exact problem when it was on top all of their phones looked alike each new phone looked exactly like the other with just soft touch or hard plastic or metal and gloss and you see where that lead to right! okay then if sammy keeps down this route the others will pass them by because speck wars are over its about the feel and look of the device especially for 600 plus dollars because this is not a cheap phone.

DavidHayter says:

Even though it seems as though Sammy is doing an Apple style release with all the colors and a really cheap feel. I was really hoping for a more industrial feel maybe a metal battery cover. or even sharper lines. I'll always love Sams software but it bugs me a bit with this cheap feel. I'll just stick with the note line up. Hope they don't F'up the hardware on that as they almost did. nonetheless it''s still a cool looking phone just not the taste of us tech gadget heads.

japetty says:

If you want a metal back cover you can get one of those in the aftermarket for anywhere from $4.00 to $18.00 a copy.

nokia4life says:

I agree with you

xpiper says:

specs on the average is okay . just that we expected physical changes on the phones outward looks

ColakMirko says:

Dear God, ugly as hell.

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You know what - thought I wouldn't like it but I actually love it. Samsung's design is Samsung's design - they are going to do what's been successful for them. But in writing this from a GS3, I know this is a phone that's going to last and do pretty much everything well. Aesthetically, this thing looks great! And the waterproofing feature is, dare I say it, THE BIG KAHUNA. This thing is going to sell like hotcakes.

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thegrants82 says:

What a freaking huge disappointment.......waiting for iPhone 6.

So it was down to this or the iPhone 6? Polar opposites.

Wait.... you think the iphone 5 is going to be this great new innovative hand set like the 5 and 5s was? /S come on man stop apple trolling

TenshiNo says:

lol. Yes, because there are no other Android phones that you could possibly be happy with, so you'll just have to settle for an iPhone /s

blackbyrd says:

wow! that back is really ugly. i mean like the worst smartphone back ever! yuck

BizzyGeek says:

This is the future of Android? I'm beginning to find myself strangely drawn to Nokia and Windows Phone.

What samsung does is not the only future that android has. That is the beauty of android.

BizzyGeek says:

I hope you're right. I used to believe that too, but Samsung seems to be the only ones making money in the premium segment. I lost a lot of hope when Google sold off Motorola.


I wouldn't write Motorola off just yet.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

TenshiNo says:

I think you might be overestimating how much input Google had with the recent Motorola phones. The X and G were both superb phones, in their respective price brackets, based on everything I've seen. And Lenovo is a company that knows how to make some nice hardware, so I agree with Mercdroid: definitely don't write Moto off just yet.

According to some articles they only sold part and kept bits for their hardware team - they have bought a lot if other companies to work as their hardware team too so u have high hopes for android future, especially after seeing that demonstration video of project tango

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angryGTS says:

um...no. This is the future of Samsung, not android.




Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

jmaher1023 says:

When you guys gonna put a gallery in the android central app? Kind of a PITA to have to open in the browser after opening in the app...just a suggestion.

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col_krismiss says:

Yeah, it is

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abaishya10 says:

Loving my moto x even more.

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Grahaman27 says:

so true!

bravo1003 says:

Moto x are built around real customer needs, not some crap gimick Samsung put that ppl may or may not use. For me, I haven't seen Samsung put out anything that is worth noting, and I have to say moto x beats it in every aspect except the display.

vtpmt81 says:

You mean every way except Display and Camera. Removable storage and battery would be good but neither are necessary. Other than that - yes the Moto X is great.

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MetalMike901 says:

That design looks like a disaster! Absolutely hideous! I'll take my classy N4 over this goofy colored golf ball any day.

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TheDu9du says:

aight!.. N4 is the best looking phone for the last 16 months and counting.

codycook11 says:

Idc what anyone says I love Samsung phones. I went to the mesmerize atUS Cellular from iPhone at AT&T amd I wont ever use anything else I dont think. Guess We'll have to see. Never had any major problems with any of the galaxy phones. Aside from the normal small hiccups every smart phone has. But do know one thing for sure. I will NEVER go back to CRAPple!

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teomor says:

The one thing I really like (and I'm a Samsung hater) is the back. I think it will be very grippy, and we all know we need that on our little computers.

meyerweb says:

I see the "phone as fashion accessory" crowd is out in force today. Nothing Samsung does will ever satisfy these guys. If they came out with something carved out of titanium, they'd complain. Give me a swappable battery and removable SD card over your oh so precious "metal phone" any day.

The one thing that does strike me as odd is that the water seal leaves the camera and flash outside the sealed area. That gives me pause.

rekkid says:

The camera and flash are going to be water sealed with the chassis... it's the user accessible/removable parts (battery, sim and sd card) that need to be sealed under the cover's seal and cant be permanently sealed.

Anon8154066 says:

Looks Good and has some nice features but there is nothing there that makes me want to rush out and make a purchase. For me they could of done better over hyped. I envisage other manufacturer's doing alot better with design and software and therefore trumping this the all New S5. I cant see this meeting Samsungs targets.

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moises1204 says:

oh Samsung you just handed APPLE the key! you are losing it Samsung! what a letdown.

Micheal24 says:

I am sticking with my note 3 until the note 4 comes out

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Same. But, if Sony released an updated Z Ultra with led flash, and if T-Mobile offered it, then Sony would probably take my money.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Anon8154066 says:

Yes my next purchase may be an Apple and i have been anti apple for years, this S5 is a pathetic attempt and i wouldn't of released this to the public. It needed that spark but no flint lol

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TenshiNo says:

Wait, so it's a Samsung phone, or no Android at all? Really, man? The advantage of Android is that you have a choice of phones. If you like and want an iPhone, go for it. More power to you. But don't make asinine statements about how just because you don't like how this one phone looks, you're giving up on Android and getting an iPhone.

TheDonJ77 says:

Thank god I got off of the Samsung bandwagon years ago. Nexus 5 FTW

quailallstar says:

Yeah I want an N5. How are you liking it so far?


You'll love the Nexus 5. It has a beautiful display and is the fastest phone I've ever used.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

ebocioj says:

Still no aluminum... Pfff new HTC one here I come

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TheDu9du says:

then you may be dissapointed this year.. I don't think HTC's One this year is Aluminum.. to me it looks like Faux Aluminum.

quailallstar says:

Not looking too hot. Something about the dimples on the back make it look cheap.

Gator352 says:

The back is hideous.

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patfactorx says:

Some people from this site are actually going to buy this phone just because it is a 5 and that number is bigger than 4.

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TenshiNo says:

Sadly true. But, hey... some people might honestly like how this phone looks. It might even be an upgrade for them if they've got an older phone or have had one the super cheap budget phones. I'm certain this will sell decently well, regardless of what you or I think of it.

DAS says:

I have no intention to purchase this phone because I prefer the Note line of products. However, when I read the comments about how people are going to jump to Apple because of their disappointment with the announcement of S5, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in my opinion.

There are a bunch of people who are in the final year of their two year contract on the S3, and will buy this phone in the millions. They are not the tech heads who visit this site and others, but the average Jane and Joe public who could care less about upgrades, removable batteries, sdcard slots and all that other stuff. Most people just want the latest "Galaxy Phone" and many of the millions who are at the upgrade point will jump all over this phone.

It appears to be a great phone. If you own a S3 this would be the logical upgrade.

keykutney says:

Very true.

TenshiNo says:

Well said.

tonybyatt says:

You take as many pictures, from different angles as you want...

Ugly is Ugly...


ACADM says:

Jesus Wept look how ugly that thing is, the finger print scanner looks like it was slapped on at the last minute.

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Gary Graf says:

Please put the speaker back up next to the camera if you're not going to have front facing speakers!

GrooveRite says:

I don't care much for the looks of the device either like most but what other phone will be equal to or surpass this S5 in functionality AND have a sd card slot and removable battery (not so important)?? If there is such a device PLEASE let me know! The ONLY other device that I see myself holding out for is the Note 4 which is what I will most likely be doing since I will be upgrade eligible this year.

keykutney says:

Oh Samsung, honey, no.

RaiderWill says:

^^^ LOL!!!

rvirga says:

That's a lot more angles than I am able to stomach, but thanks!

orlanka says:

I am no fan of Samsung but I am a bit confused as to what kind of design change they were supposed to make? The dimpled back is ugly and the home button needs to go but do we expect the look of the phone to really change that much? They're not becoming more like Apple, they're just continuing the brand.

Jaklewlew says:

So much for that three sided screen patent. They're doing the iphone market strategy let's see how many times we can get peopleto buy the same phone!

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No pictures on the mobile app, this has happened for the last few galleries that have been posted.

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jakedsnake says:

Good lord this phone is horrible.

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TheDu9du says:

Andrew, can you take one from the Top too.

If Apple releases a big screen new iPhone later this year, it will no doubt have much higher specs than the Samsung S5.

I will probably jump ship to iOS if that happens, unfortunately. :(

RaiderWill says:

Bigger and Fatter overall than the S4.. Fatter Bezels than the S4.. A Fatter Chin than the S4.. Same amount of RAM as the S4.. One less internal storage option ( 16/32/64 for the S4 vs 16/32 for the S5) and styled like the slightly less fit twin sister...
Yeah.... It's Official.. Samsung now considers you "Sheep" that will gladly fork out $650.00 - $700.00 + Tax and case for the honor to own a retrograde telephone.. Unbelievable.

Let's not forget the upgraded camera optics, waterproofing/dustproofing, battery improvements, finger scanner, etc. It's still a major upgrade from the S4 in every way.

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Some of these comments are hilarious. Samsung is not the face of Android. The success of the Galaxy S5 is not linked to the success of Android. Many of you "Android" fans fail to realize that. This device will sell by the millions just like every device before it. Samsung knows exactly what they are doing. When we start running billion dollar mobile companies then may be our opinions will matter. As a lover of all smartphones in general, this device is a HUGE win for android and for Samsung. Definitely starting the fire for the smartphone summer sizzle. Excited to see what HTC has coming as well as LG

RaiderWill says:

I have no idea what you are smoking up there "In_The_Sky" but I wish I had some if you see this as anything but an Epic Fail...
Yes "Samsung Sheep" will purchase this $700.00 telephone just to say they have it.. but Samsung could have ushered us into 2014 with something *Spectacular*.. not a warmed over S4... as a competitor (LG, HTC, Sony Huawei) I would be chuckling at this 2014 "Target Device" . Would you really sell your S4, G2, Z1, Nexus 4/5, HTC One, Moto-X, Note 3 for this??? I think the majority would say a resounding "NO-WAY".

Our opinions mean nothing. Your opinion means nothing as well as mine. It'll sell by the millions. People said the same about the S4 and the iPhone 5s. People are having a hissy sissy fit over something minute. It's not that serious. I have the Note 3, HTC One, LG G2 and iPhone 5S. I'll soon add this to my collection.

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Maggnus says:

This phone is actually a significant upgrade over the SGSIV. Where Samsung went horribly wrong is not drastically changing the design

Gator352 says:

Agreed. +1. Spot on ol' chap!

To be honest, I have a note 3 and you would have to pry it out of my dead cold hands before trying to hand me this S5. Simply saying, not interested one bit.

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Wow. The S5 is significantly taller than the S4. Not digging that at all.

emalasto says:

They keep adding features that most people will never use. I will say that TW has gotten a lot better but I still takes up way too much space because of all the bullshit bloat added in. I think I might have to pass on this one plus my ol' S3 will be getting official KitKat here soon so theres that.

Quis89 says:

Not only are the specs 2013ish but it's also ugly. Well it's on you HTC.

stlrfan78 says:

HTC one or note 3? Hmm.....

knowledge_6 says:

it's funny to read comments about how Samsung is doomed and how they didn't make a huge jump so they are like Apple... well i think 2 things will happen in 2014..
1) you will see A LOT of companies steer away from the SPEC race cause Qualcomm just announced their Octa-core 64 bit LTE processor and it'll be end of this year or start of 2015 before we will see it.. plus how much more could the S5 have been improved?? 805 instead of the 801? i am assuming it's the 801 since it's 2.5 instead of 2.7.. maybe 3 GB of RAM instead of 2GB... and more internal memory.. but if u can expand it up to 64gb then it's a minor set back...and the camera was bumped to 16mb.. but will it take good pictures?? the Samsung devices have a hard time taking decent pictures if ur not COMPLETELY STILL... design?? well what else can u make the device? maybe metal, but metal or anything similar has it's own downfalls.. so they went with something inbetween hard and soft..so at this moment I believe there is a plateau of specs u can put into these smartphones... Android devices have finally caught up and this is the year to perfect the devices... Samsung at this present moment doesn't need to WOW anyone.. they need a moment where they spend time perfecting other aspects such as battery life.. for a device to have 10% battery and last even reportedly 24 hours is KEY.... so i think 2014 will be a year of the same specs but refined OS' and better battery life etc etc.. i think the HTC one (the new one) will just be the same thing has the previous one.. as we have seen in LEAKS.. Sony Z2.. almost identical looking to the Z1.. with minor updates.. see the trend?

2) this might be Apple's year to take back the throne... Although I HATE HATE HATE the iphone and all Apple products with the passion... i believe 2014 is the year they can really get back some of that marketshare from Samsung and the likes... why? well.... while everyone was making some CRAZY advancements to quad core, upping their cameras, graphics, screen sizes, revamping OS' etc... Apple sat quiet.. did minor updates.. got a little slack form people saying they were small updates and every device looks the same.. 64 bit is useless right now etc etc... but they still made a nice looking device that appealed to their loyal and to win SOME people back with the 5s and the slight revamp of iOS7.. to make it more girly.. (sorry i had to throw in a jab). so they made a lot of money still.. now 2014.. android devices are slowing down in specs and design.. it's time to step it up for Apple.. with their TINY TINY screens, crappy battery life, and their restrictive behavior.. if they make a 5inch device, with better battery, some high end processing power, a BETTER then retina screen, with the same build quality and a slight design modification .. although it'll be the SAME as the S5 and the HTC ONE and the Z2.. it'll be a HUGE jump for apple and therefore a lot of people will jump ship to it and the Apple fanboys/girls will be going CRAZY!! people don't even know what the iphone 6 looks like or whats in it and people are ALREADY thinking of jumping ship after seeing the S5 release...

when things are HIGH u ride low... when things are low you ride HIGH... if apple doesn't jump on it this year then Tim Cook is a bigger moron then i would have thought...but who am i? just a person with an opinion.. obviously Tim Cook is smarter then me haha.. and that;'s why he's making millions and i'm not.. but just saying ; >