Branding and marketing expert Ken Segall who worked with Apple and next back in the day, has detected something severely missing from some parts of the new OS X Lion:
Look a little closer at Lion and you’ll see a secret message from the highest levels of Apple:
During previous medical leaves, Steve was still running the show. This time, he’s stepped back to allow others a larger role. Get used to it.
Honestly, it’s hard to draw any other conclusion when (A) Steve has always been intimately involved in approving the design and function of OS X, and (B) a few of the more visible decisions in Lion look nothing like the Steve we know.
-Observatory blog, August 2, 2011
Click through for Segall's examples and see if you agree.