It may be obvious, but it is true. At this moment, the V still beats all comers. The device is no less industry-leading than it would have been in April. But it will retain that edge for four months fewer, no matter if a competitor takes its crown a month from now, or a year from now.
That said, in the long run I don’t think it will really matter to many users, who will simply get an amazing device that does what they need it to do for years to come. I don’t agree that the above is a major issue, as the amount of people it will actually affect will be very small. But that does not mean it’s not a real issue to those few people it does affect.