Not trolling or bashing iOS 7, but have a serious thought/question. For the most part iOS has looked pretty much the same since the inital release and though people feel it got stale, it's been years of the same so rightfully so, it showed some pretty stronge staying power. The move to the minimal, bright, flat, is a very hot trend right now but is it too much of a fad for real staying power? I kind of look at iOS 7 as the 80s. While it was cool to wear your neon green Oakley frogskins and bright pink leg warmers at the time it came and went pretty fast. At the time everyone thought it was awesome. Looking back it was a little silly lol. Throwing back and going "retro" doesn't mean it was good and had the staying power, just is peoples nostalgia. Anyway... Do you think this move to flatter design (when it comes to technology not to design in general) has the staying power or is it just a fad/phase. I like the idea of a mature OS, minimal design but is this the right direction to take and are they doing it correctly? (Or is anyone for that matter). I have a slight feeling that iOS 7 and 8 (as well as what Windows is doing) may be the only versions like this where as iOS 9+ will be another round of radical changes. I can't see this trend sticking around and having the longevity as other designs.