It appears some TELUS customers may be receiving 32GB iPhone 5 units instead of 16GB models due to shortages, according to a note received by MobileSyrup:
“Thanks for pre-ordering the iPhone 5 (16GB) with TELUS. This device has been so popular that there’s a very limited quantity across Canada and internationally. To help manage our restricted supply, we’re offering select pre-order customers an upgrade to a 32GB phone if you’re willing to wait two weeks to receive it.”
Of course, the note adds if you decide to accept their offer you’ll have to wait two weeks for the 32GB model to arrive on October 12th. The 16GB model retails for $179 on a three year term versus $279 for the 32GB model, so you’ll be saving $100.
Current iPhone shortages are possibly linked to the production of the new in-cell display.
Let us know if TELUS offered you this 32GB upgrade for your iPhone 5 pre-order.
Update: Our reader Allan sends us in the following screenshot of the full message, but note Telus is also offering 64GB upgrades for those that ordered 32GB models (nice!):