Apple always goes for "Simple" and "Just works".
Not everyone has access to such luxury features. I can't restore/upload my favorite apps on my iPad from my older iPad because I need iTunes 10.7
What makes this difficult for me is the fact that I don't have internet at my home and rely on AT&T data card.
So either suck up the apps download and do everything manually but not have photos/music. Or suck up data on the air card so update their stupid software. For such a quality company they sure do have some stupid setups....