My views have changed a bit since writing this 4 months ago:
I have clearly come to the conclusion that Apple is not evil, not even mistaken, just a great company. The title, about page and first post said I would come to a conclusion at the end of the year. Well, that is now, BUT, I am going to continue to post my opinions about Apple about new products, suing other companies etc. but will be making no further conclusion. Please stick around and keep visiting and commenting.