Apple makes good hardware. However, iTunes, needed to access that hardware is an oppressive, non-intuitive, buggy POS software. It is like having a beautiful mansion with the only entrance through a maze of open garbage pits, flowing effluence and stench.
The reviewers and writers really need to spend more time discussing the software. It is that and not the hardware that will be AAPL's downfall.
I am now long aapl but if I did not have a jailbroken iphone I would be going crazy. Apple needs to incorporate a lot of features both in Itunes and on the iphone. There is no question that the hardware build with aapl is better than competitors. Speed will always be upgradable, but total build of the product is the best. It is so nice not having to use the home button on my iphone.(jailbreak is better)
The new itune is fantastic... But with anything new it has a learning curve... Spend sometime trying to learn the new layout and flow. .. U will love it! Dont dish it just because u are unfamiliar with it !
I am long AAPL but got to agree with you. There is something about iTUNES that is not likable maybe I am too used with the old one. The new one iTunes just doesn't offer anything new to me and not that easy to use.