O2, the exclusive iPhone 3G carrier in the UK, is rumored to be ready to offer the iPhone 3G for lower prices in preparation for a new version of the iPhone to come out sometime this summer.
Currently the 8 GB version is available for free on £44.05 a month contracts while the 16GB iPhone is free only on a £73.41 a month contract, but the rumors say the 8 GB will soon be free on £35 a month contracts and 16 GB will be free on £45 tariffs.
This is all unconfirmed at the moment, but it won’t be much of a surprise if true; after all, almost everyone is expecting a newer iPhone to come out this summer to continue the tradition of a summer release. Especially with news of OS 3.0 being announced this week, it’s usually a good indication of things to come.
In related news, another rumor circulating mentions that Orange may also begin selling the next-gen iPhone, thus ending O2′s reign of exclusivity in the UK.
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