Low stocks of the 16GB version of the iPhone 3GS have apparently forced Orange to sell the more expensive 32GB version of Apple's latest smartphone for a mere £20 more than the cheaper one until tomorrow.
Anonymous sources have claimed that Carphone Warehouse is offering the deal instore only either on 18 months or 24 months contracts. This means that the 32GB version of the handset will cost at least £20 on the £75 monthly contract and £209 on the £30 monthly contract.
Online prices though will remain unchanged and we haven't heard of anything similar coming from O2 or Vodafone while calls to Carphone Warehouse's HQ have remained unanswered.
Orange is the only of the three main mobile phone operators selling the iPhone not to offer the 32GB version for free on its most expensive 18-month monthly plan.
It is likely either that Orange is suffering from a temporary restocking issue with the 16GB model or that it is trying to slowly clear out existing stocks ahead of the forthcoming release of the iPhone 4G, possibly towards the end of June 2010.