updated 03:50 pm EDT, Thu October 21, 2010
Deeper app changes a mystery
Apple is making at least minor changes to Mail and iCal with Mac OS X Lion, a closer look at current press material is said to show. iCal, AppleInsider notes, is gaining a Year view, in addition to present Day, Week and Month options. Look and layout is now also closer to the iPad's Calendar app, and buttons for flipping pages have been moved away from the view commands to the upper right-hand corner.
Mail is being patterned after iTunes 10, cosmetically, with gray-toned icons and buttons replacing previously colorful ones. Message buttons are now also more rectangular than round, and aligned further to the left in the app window, without text labels beneath them. Any more profound changes have yet to be discovered, whether to Mail, iCal or other integrated Mac OS apps.