If you believe the product placement, then everyone in the world (or at least on TV) already has an iPhone. The must-have symbol of hipness is already trickling down to the masses. Could this account for the recent news that Apple's iPhone production is hitting the brakes?
News today from Silicon Alley Insider says that rather than the anticipated 10% slowdown, iPhone production may actually dip closer to 40% below Q3 levels.
Is this a bad thing? Maybe, maybe not. It could be a sign of the slowing economy — rather than a reflection of slowing demand for the iPhone. It could also be a result of ramped up production from last quarter that left more phones in the supply channel.