@Dana W - March of the fanbois continues...
Shock! Horror! APPLE iphone works with APPLE desktop, using APPLE software! Well **** my old boots!
Not everyone wants to buy Job's overpriced desktop kit, just to put a few MP3s on a phone for flips sake! Apple fans mouthing off about the Lord Jobs wonder-kit again! Of 'course it bloody works when all the kit is made to work together, that's what they want.
Some people love Windows and despite it's niggles, it's still a damn good O/S, the latest I reckon being the best, most of the time it does "just work", just like OS X. When software is written, nay sold to run on an O/S, it should, underlying issues aside, work fine without failure. iTunes is absolute crud, as a media player it has to be the worst piece of trash I have ever had to use, sadly Apple decided it would be the gateway to it's sad little portable devices so FOSS aside, it's all most have and so they have to tolerate it.
( Oh and before you Apple trolls start on me, I have owned 4 Macs and not a single Windows PCs for 2 years now! I just despise and hate Apple fanbois with a passion bordering on genocidal!!! )