Two ways to interpret this:
1. Apple no longer cares
2. New Springboard design coming in 2016
(The “this” refers to the observation that the icons on the iPad Pro Springboard are spaced wider than the width of the first iPhone’s display.)
I’m not a betting man, but it’s probably a good time to re-read Shawn Blanc’s 2012 piece on redesigning the iOS Springboard:
A new iOS Home screen is Apple’s chance to get the “front-door interface” right. When they change the Home screen it’s going to be a big deal, and it will become a core part of iOS for the next decade.
iOS 10 is expected next year. “10” is a funny number, isn’t it?