I've heard many first hand stories of people going to Verizon to buy an iPhone but being convinced to buy an Android phone instead.
Tim Cook seems to agree this is a legitimate problem because he commented on their anti-iPhone practices at Apples latest retail meeting.
That plus it's obvious they prefer Android, they always have ever since the early days of them being jealous AT&T had the iPhone and they didn't. They needed something to compete with AT&T with so they quickly struck a deal with Google. AT&T=their competitor, Android=Apple's competitor.....if you were Verizon, would you do it any other way? I HOPE they get stuck with that massive bill!