So are all the people who pissed on Cook based on rumors of "grotesquely low supply" gonna take back what they said, admit they jumped to conclusions based on rumor horse-shit, and apologize? Of course not. They'll do the same thing @ the next hint of a negative rumor, never giving Apple or Cook the benefit of the doubt, even after the company has proven itself time and time again.
9 million is an incredible number, both in terms of sales, and the ability to actually manufacture and ship that many at launch. It's a feat no other company on the planet can even hope to come close to. I hope people can actually get some perspective and contest, instead of raging at Apple's supposed incompetence if they personally couldn't get a new iPhone the very second it came out.
With China Mobile's new rumored deal, Apple is going to have absolutely monster sales this QTR. It will be ridiculous.
Or, in the eyes of analysts and Apple haters, maybe they'll manage to "survive" another quarter.