Ok, apparently you did not understand what I said. I will break it down:
Originally Posted by dannymichel
iOS5 SMS design = web 2.0 design style
web 2.0 design style = popular
iOS5 SMS design = popular
The style of design the iOS 5 SMS design is based around is very popular. Therefore, it logically follows that the iOS5 SMS design will be popular.
And re: popular as your only choice — what does that have to do with anything? We're comparing the look of iOS 5 SMS design with that of iOS 4, no? So the popularity has to do with which people would prefer, 4 or 5's design. 4 is outdated. 5 is not. 5 is probably going to be more popular than 4 because of the points I mentioned above. The fact that everybody's stuck with 5's design in the future is unrelated to the topic at hand.