C.E. Evans wrote:
Which does imply that there is something of the original Enterprise still left within the redesigned ship or that Starfleet still considers her to be the original as she retained her original name and hull registry.
Ok but I'm struggling to find it: the entire hull is changed, the nacelles, the struts, the bridge and corridors and rooms are different, the warp core and impulse engines are changed, the weapon system is upgraded, new torpedo launchers, shuttles, etc. Everything is different. The only thing we don't know about is the computer, but I'd be surprised if they changed the rest and kept that, of all things.
As I said, I'm quite willing to accept that it was meant as a retcon, but the picture in the rec room seems to depict the old version of the ship. Movie logic, I guess.