I'd like to point out those weren't even "alpha" screens, just "Proof of Concept".
The current models look different. We still want a somewhat stylized look so we can avoid the "Uncanny Valley".”
Yes, proof of concept artwork is usually (and is, in our case) placeholder.
Masthead has sent us new artwork and it is far superior to the proof of concept, and I liked the POC (recognizing that it was just POC and very early) so I'm very happy.”