Scott Forstall was booted from the company last year.Let's start at the end of that last sentence, because that's right, Apple is designing by committee these days. It seems that Apple's "industrial design" (aka hardware) team, which is led by Jony Ive, is working very closely with Apple's "human interface" (aka software) team, led by Greg Christie. This kind of cooperation is something CEO Tim Cook has been pushing since
According to developers who spoke with Apple employees, Ive is pushing a "flatter" design that is more minimalist. But, we may be getting too excited because it seems the employees aren't expecting any big changes, and said the changes could be "more conservative". Any change is good change though.