Well shortage of iPod Touches in Europe was really frustrating. In hope of getting hands on this gadget people had been going crazy. Some even say it is the worst iPod launch ever. So, here is a thought. I think Apple is deliberately short on supplies. My argument is that Apple is waiting for iPhone launch in Europe (9 November) to make people buy iPhone instead as it offers similar functionality as iPod Touch. The reason being is that Apple gets much more profit on iPhones rather than on iPods as it actually gets a piece pie from the customer’s monthly contract in addition to the iPhone cost itself. To make people in Europe want to get an iPhone even more instead of an iPT I think unlocking software for iPhone 1.1.1 will “magically” appear just before launch. This all might turn out to be a tricky marketing strategy. So that’s a just thought however….