It is still a semantics game. Samsung is pushing this word out, but the S3 would have done the same thing. Difference being the S3 was launched in a staggered manner through regions of the globe over a few months. The S4 was as close to a same-time global launch as possible. The compromise to customers for this were a high mix of Qualcomm chipsets and virtually no 32GB options beyond an allocation to AT&T and a small amount for the Octa version.
On a side note, it is a surprise that Apple are not releasing a bigger version on the iPhone this year. Earlier this year, Samsung had mentioned they were expecting something different as far as the iPhone. Based on part "leaks" for the 5s, it looks like it is the same 4" and design, but with some internal changes.
Samsung is probably very happy. Added: They should celebrate by sending all carriers some 32GB versions. Yeah, that's the ticket!