Could the high prices be a way for Apple to ration what'll be a hot item (at least initially) and make sure everyone has a chance of getting some? In the past, hot items have been bulk-bought then flipped on ebay to bag handsome profit for the flippers (remember the iP4 scalpers?). It infuriated and alienated many loyal customers who couldn't buy the devices at retail. At the same time, Apple was giving away margin to the scalpers, because folks were obviously prepared to pay the scalper's ridiculous prices. Thoughts?