When it was launched, Google made a big deal about the iPhone interface for their iGoogle -- it actually looked really good, and worked just as well.
Search Engine Land reports that Google started redirecting people to the old, and ugly, mobile iGoogle page on Thursday, which immediately sparked a lot of discussion in this thread. Google never made any official announcements about the change, but this is what was said on the support page:
Hey everyone, I have an update for you. We've decided to direct iPhone users to the standard mobile iGoogle page. We've found that people hit iGoogle from lots of different phones -- we want to ensure you'll all see the same version.
Most or all of your existing content should translate over to the standard mobile version. The only exception would be any gadgets that aren't compatible with most mobile browsers.
We've got several articles in our Help Center about the mobile experience on iGoogle, which you can find in our Help Center (linked below).
It's too bad that Google is beginning to think their convenience outweighs user experience.