While I must admit, I had no idea who (or what gender) Jony Ive is, if he came up with the design for the new iMac, I guess I must agree also; I just "invested" about 2K in a new 27 inch iMac, and as far as I'm concerned, the thing is awesome!
My only problem is, the thing is about 1 inch too wide to fit in the opening in my computer desk, where my old 20 inch iMac (which I'm typing this on) has "lived" for the past 8 years; (perhaps if I had still been reading "Mac Life" every month, I would have known about Jony Ive ?)
As I really have no need for a smart phone, I haven't paid any attention to the new iPhones, and as the new iPad is still way down my priority list of things I want / need to buy, I haven't looked at them either, (other than noticing the huge crowd all "milling around" oggeling them at the Apple Store in Indianapolis, when I went to pick up the iMac.
For anyone needing an iPad, (but lacking the necessary "bucks" to buy one ), I will point out, I bought my fiance' a Kindle Fire when they first came out, it does many / most? of the things the iPad does, (albeit the slightly smaller display), and she has used the thing 24/7, ever since she's had it, and loves it dearly. Right now, she's in the hospital having the necessary surgeries to go on kidney dialysis and the Kindle is her "link" to the world, (while her almost new 17in Dell lap top is sitting home gathering dust.) The Kindle Fire is an amazing device considering it's relatively low cost.
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein