It looks like the Safari icon won't change, no time soon.
patentlyapple.com Well, it looks like the Safari icon for iOS 7 is here to stay, for awhile! On April 30, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published the latest registered trademarks for the Apple icons, which includes the iTunes Store, Music, Voice Memos.
Here is the Registered Trademark Certificates at
In my opinion, the Safari icon is ugly, but who really cares?