Apple's entire claim to fame is simplicity. Apple's hardware—be it Macs, iPads, or iPhones—is impeccably designed, paired with software that's just as tailored and thoughtful. Unnecessary complications are ruthlessly eliminated; everything just works. Even we at Windows-focused PCWorld have to acknowledge that.
And that's why the events of this week are so damned disappointing.
Apple suffered from a series of humiliating pitfalls: OS X, iOS, Macs, iPhones, nothing was safe. Hardware bent; software broke; security crumbled. All of a sudden, things aren't seeming so magical in Cupertino. Let's relive Apple's no good, very bad week.