Now that its on MULTIPLE providers, it will be. if it was still just on AT&T, not so likely. Apple is really close to loosing Samsung as a provider for there parts and if that happens, it will hurt apple more than it hurts samsung, BY FAR!! Apple would have the iphone dates pushed back, by months if not by years. That in itself would give other companies like HTC, Motorola just the push they need to overthrow the iphone and i really dont see apple fully recovering from that.
Just to show the profit losses, apple would loose anywhere from $50-100 per iphone that they could not sell, samsung would loose $2-3 per iphone...so who is that really hurting?
If I was motorola, HTC, or any other phone manufacturer I would get behind samsung in this case.