I don’t see Apple just stealing ideas from Android and Windows Phone and implementing “live widgets” onto the iOS Home screen. When they update the Home screen they’ll have skated to where the puck is going to be.
That’s nice. So’s this. But no one seems to have any idea just how it could be made any better.
Launchpad came out last year for Lion, and it’s the same in Mountain Lion. And it’s just like SpringBoard. I can’t imagine it changing anytime soon (for the record, I have zero problems with it).