iOS 7 and the rejection of the unfamiliar

In this morass of terribly-written prose, Rene Ritchie did manage to make an interesting point:

“The problem is that Apple listened, and now instead of being a trend creator they are ‘following’ trends.”

While I can’t say I necessarily agree with this opinion, it is nevertheless a very interesting one, and one that I haven’t see voiced since the WWDC keynote nearly a week ago.