If you can’t wait until the new iPhones rumored for delivery in October, Apple is now offering discounts of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models at its own retail stores.

Apple operates two such stores in the Triangle, one in Durham and the other in Raleigh. 

There are a couple of catches:

1. You must request the discount

2. You need to provide proof of a lower sales price offering at another store.

So reports the website MacRumors.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting a similar story.

MacRumors says it was told “Apple’s retail stores have been given authorization to match these discounted prices from approved major retailers and carriers. In all cases, Apple will discount iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models by $49.01 upon request to bring pricing down to $349.99/$249.99/$149.99 for the iPhone 4S and $49.99 for the iPhone 4. As with most price matching offers, consumers will likely need to cite the source offering the lower pricing in order for Apple to honor the price match.”

The Journal notes that iPhone discounts are being offered at Target, Best Buy and Sprint Nextel Corp.