Don't be 'livid' at Apple, be livid at the US tax code and the whack-job politicians that put it in place.
The tax rate in the US should be flat - 15% for everyone (corporations & individuals) across the board regardless of income. No silliness, no exceptions, etc. etc. etc. Simple, nothing to deduct, nothing to exempt, nothing to account for. Tax return form should be the size of a post-card.