Skeuomorphism is slowly being eradicated!

I was surprised to see that the Podcast app has been updated with a new user interface - and it is almost completely free of skeuomorphism! The old, useless, performance-decreasing old radio thingy has been completely replaced by the podcast cover. And the controls are now "flatter" - and personally, I find mean more "modern". I think this is definitely a sign that John Ive slowly spreading his design sense across iOS. This makes me excited for iOS 7 as well - although I wouldn't expect any drastic UI changes. How do you guys find the new user interface? Is this what you guys have been waiting for?