Apple Selling Unlocked iPhone 3Gs In Hong Kong
Apple’s website is selling unlocked iPhone 3Gs in Hong Kong. The site promises that the devices “can be activated with any wireless carrier.” Both the standard black 8GB and both black and white 16GB devices are available priced at HK$5,400 (US$695) and HK$6,200, respectively, and even include free shipping.
Previously, the device was available in Hong Kong through the country’s only authorized reseller, Hutchison Telecommunications, since July 11th. The cheapest plan from the operator charged HK$2,938 for the 8GB version and HK$3,738 for the 16GB on top of a two-year contract that costs HK$188 per month.
This makes Hong Kong the first country in which Apple has offered the device for sale online. They have not announced plans to do so in any other country, but they did recently add the ability to pre-register your billing information online in the U.S.