Re: Out With the Old?
@Dave, I think the iOS interface won't work on the desktop systems because they're designed for very different things. The user interface debates remind me a lot of some of the "integrated systems/best of breed components" arguments that have rocked networking, systems engineering, and other tech areas for years. In most ways, it's just a question of where the customer's priorities lie.
I'm one of the people who's entirely happy with two different (but related interfaces). As long as the back-end integration is seamless, let each type of device have the interface that works best. So far, it's a strategy that seems to be working for the folks in Cupertino.