Hey, its a free country, um, internet, and people can say whatever they want. But these "Apple purposely holds back inventory to create demand" conspiracies some people like to spout are just plain dumb. First of all, the desire for Apple products is already there. Apple doesn't have to ramp desire up any more than it already is. Second, you can't sell what you don't have. Since Apple doesn't charge until they ship, Apple is losing money when they don't have enough stock. Third, no stock and slow shipping results in bad publicity and customer complaints - which lead to even more bad publicity. And fourth, the companies in China that make these things are working at 100 percent capacity, always short of personnel and constantly struggling to keep up with orders. Tell one of their overworked employees that they are "holding back" and they would probably punch you in the face. The whole "Apple purposely holds back inventory" thing is just plain ridiculous.