“The leap from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 is no less significant or impressive than the leap from the original MacBook Pro to the Unibody. In both cases, the end result bore familiarity of form, but was lightyears ahead in terms of process and results.”
People who don’t get design just don’t get it, and perhaps never will. Innovation doesn’t mean constantly blowing people’s minds with every single thing you do, but that’s the definition shallow pundits have helped weave, especially for the nerds. It’s a shame, but then, so are many things.