Just a few questions/thoughts on 's future software direction under Jony Ive: Will Jony Ive let his design iOS grow stale for 6 versions before another redesign (like Scott Forstall did)? Will Jony and his design team take a more active involvement in designing the icons for future versions as opposed to the marketing team? Do you think the level of complaints and backlash towards iOS 7 will help Jony Ive grow as a UI designer? Will iOS 8 change nothing visually about iOS? I'm not asking for another complete redesign but visually, it is fairly broken and inconsistent (not to mentioned rushed) so I think some visually tweaks and refinements should be made (icons, buttons, excessive whiteness, etc.) has had a full year or so to work on 8 and that should've given them more time to release a more polished and stable OS. Not to mention, fully iPad optimized unlike 7. Given the polarizing feedback of iOS 7, will Jony Ive and realize they broke one of their core principles: never change for the sake of change? I wanna hear what other people think of these questions and thoughts. There is plenty to like about iOS 7 (control center, multitasking, paged folders, auto-app updates, etc.) and I sort of like the direction they're going visually (just make it less cartoonish), I just hope they have a more clear vision of where they would like to go.