“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".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.”