Uh, yeah. It's a mobile browser It doesn't have the hardware to run most websites smoothly. The touch has a 1 ghz processor with 256 MB of ram...I don't know what kind of computer you have but I can say with the utmost confidence it runs circles around those kind of specs
It's just how it is. Mobile web browsing on full sites is pretty useless in my opinion.
Err... not sure what you browse on your ipod touch or iphone, but most sites are beautifully smooth on my iphone 4 and were also fine on the 3gs.
The Apple store used to hang every few seconds for me on my iphone, but it seems better lately. Is annoying tho, its the one site you expect to work perfectly all the time.
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)
I'd imagine it's a result of all if the new HTML5 updates Apple added to their site recently. Your poor old iPod touch can't handle it!
Hmm, I had heard that the site update actually made browsing better on iDevices. And OP, have you tried the Apple Store App? Probably more convenient than the website anyway.