1. Rotten Apple
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 last week were 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.