iOS 7 may also included so-called polarizing filters, which will decrease the viewing angles of those looking over your shoulder, in turn affording you some privacy. There are plenty of screen protectors out there offering the same kind of thing, but native software improvements, particularly those pertaining to privacy, are always welcome to the party.
who cares what he thinks?
We're not talking about what he thinks. We're talking about what he heard.
In specific, he heard the new design is "polarizing" nothing about "Flat" specifically.
Does that mean its on the other spectrum meaning that the UI style is completely different to what it was before. (Hard to explain).
Flat would be the total opposite of skeumorphism so I think the statement is quite similar.
Flat is NOT the opposite of skeumorphic!
Skeumorphic = Modeled after a real-world item
Flat = Untextured
Both of these buttons are skeuomorphic: They're modeled after a real-world button
Button 1, Button 2
One is flat, the other has texture
Supposedly, Apple is simply toning down on skeuomorphic design at the same time as they are increasing flat design
I'm assuming when Gruber says polarizing he means some won't like it. Some won't like the design aesthetic. Others won't like that it's not Android and that they didn't do enough for power users.
I'm sure by the end of the day we'll be hearing how Apple is DOOMED and Tim Cook and Jony Ive need to be fired.