I get the feeling that Jonathan Ive is given near carte-blanche to create and design whatever he feels the next great Apple device should look like. Sounds great but often technology to run the device isn't compatible with the design. In other words, Apple seems to design first, make technology fit the design later. While aesthetics/design is important, it shouldn't trump technology. I sense that Jonathan Ive and his team have all the power in product development at Apple. He came up with the design of iPhone 4 and then the worker bees at Apple had to somehow make all the guts fit the look of the device. Well this isn't always possible. Engineers probably warned Apple about the limitations of the external antenna. Jonathan Ive didn't care. Image is what counts. Of course, ultimately it is Steve Jobs who has to be the final arbiter. While he is a tremendous asset, is Jonathan Ive too powerful at Apple?