HTC is Making Progress

If you look back at reviews for computers, tablets, and cameras on The Verge, you'll notice something that keeps showing up. Any time that there's a phone to be used as a prop, it's always been an iPhone. This is likely because it is the most well designed phone for just looking good. Recently, this has begun to change. If you look at the review of the Surface Pro 3, the accompanying phone is the HTC One (M8). Obviously this is exempting anything where a different phone would just make sense, like having a Galaxy phone for a Gear review. I'm not sure if there are any other examples or if this is just the phone that the reviewer had, but I feel like it's not just a coincidence. This is especially impressive considering the slight iPhone bias that The Verge has a reputation for. Any thoughts on this? Are there any other examples?