Considering that some of the parts are being made by their competitors vying the same markets, the phrase " blocking out competitors" makes no sense. Will Samsung say they are being harmed considering that Apple is buying the same parts they are making for their own products at cost??
Exactly. And if a component supplier is finding more demand than supply, the usual response would be to increase capacity if they believe it's worth it, so under the amazing 'laws' of capitalism, there's exactly nothing here that's wrong. Welcome to the world of the big company with lots of money.