Here’s an insightful post from Ted Landau over at The Mac Observer. Something that Ted briefly mentions, but doesn’t delve into is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I think that Apple has reached the point with OS X where it will need to conceptually decouple the included applications such as Mail and iCal from the rest of the operating system. Both applications are in dire need of updating, and arguably require a more rapid update schedule than the system as a whole. Maybe we’ll get that at WWDC, right after Uncle Fester’s monkey dance.