CUPERTINO, California—October 29, 2012—Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim.
via Apple - Press Info - Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services.
This is some of the best news ever. Jony Ive is taking over as head of Human Interfaces (including UI for iOS/OS X) and Forstall is being downgraded?! I hope this means, as @nathanborrer said