Of course we’re creating an artificial shortage of iPhones. Wouldn’t you?

The dopes at CNET report a rumor that we’re holding back supply to add to the frenzy around the iPhone. See here. Money quote: “Rumors have been floating around recently that Apple is planning to create a temporary shortage of the iPhone to keep demand high. An Apple representative wouldn’t comment on these rumors, but said the company is glad customers are getting excited about the product.”

In other words, yes, we’re holding them back.