Maybe this is for their internet-based apps. Free Mobile Me. That would actually be a way to show everyone what a Mac experience is like, potentially driving Mac sales. It might also be a hedge against Google Apps.
1) Apple's got the cash for any option suggested here.
2) Did you notice? A bumper which retails for $29 might cost just $1 to make. Something is very wrong when we are asked to pay such a large markup these days. (I know, if Apple had to supply every iPhone 4 user, they may need to buy the bumpers in much larger quantities that the current company is buying them in, so the cast may be less...still...
3) Looks like the Apple haters are back. I...
[QUOTE=gvisser;1661930]Those are Emoticons.
Emoji are the icons and pictures:
But, that page you linked to says the emoji are both emoticons and pictures. Here a the quote from that page: "Emoji (絵文字?) is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese wireless messages and webpages"
I dunno know...I sort of like the original Mobile Me layout. One click to get to the other areas, instead of two. Now, a new user could be excused to thinking that Mobile Me is only email, as that is all they see when they log in.
To answer the author's questions:
The font size cannot be enlarged because that would break the layout, unless it were enlarged along with the entire page.
The iBookstore? Aren't those books limited to the ePub format? ePub seems best suited for novels and other works with lots of text and few pictures. Presentation is not the key in ePub. So, it seems that apps are the way to go if we want a lot of interactivity.