The smartphone update cycle is at a stop. Innovation has stopped and people do not hurry to buy the new phone, as the changes from year to year are not spectacular enough.

So other than all eyes on China and other emerging markets, other ideas are nowhere to be found. NFC is sort-of dead, mobile payments are moving slow. Oh, wait, Corning is coming out with a new Gorilla Glass. Yea, nobody cares. New smartwatch? Nobody cares.