Possible New GNOME 3 System Status Area Changes [Mockups]

Gnome 2.30 was released a few days ago which means the next version will be (or should be) Gnome 3. I recently came across some Notification Area mockups which might become reality.

The System Status Area is not an area that is variously called the Notification Area or System Tray and should not be used by applications (foreground or background) to indicate their status.

Gnome 3 might start using monochrome colors in the System Status Area - Ubuntu style (or we could call it Mac OSX style):

gnome 3 status icons