[iPhone] Apple Sells Unlocked 3G’s in Hong Kong (update)

As of today Apple sells their new iPhone 3G factory unlocked in Hong Kong. The Apple Site explicitly says:

“iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier.”

Prices will vary from 5,400HK$ for the 8GB model (695US$ or 476€) and 6,200HK$ for the 16GB model (798US$ or 547€). This obviously is the end of Apple’s strategy of exclusive carrier linking of their iPhones.

We want to remind you that import taxes will apply when shipping from Hong Kong to either the US or Europe. So this would not be a bargain. You’d better wait a couple of weeks, probably Apple will apply this new selling strategy to other markets as well in the near future. Next step should be to license visual voicemail to any carrier worldwide and make it a standard in cell phone communication.

» Find more information on the Apple Hong Kong page
» See our iPhone 3G “Factory Unlocked List” list here (update)..

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One Response to “[iPhone] Apple Sells Unlocked 3G’s in Hong Kong (update)

  1. Patrick says:

    The best way to get an unlocked iPhone 3G in Europe is to get it through Italy.

    Either having a nice trip and buying it there or having a look at Ebay.

    As far as I know the 16GB model sells for 569€ in the Vodafone shops or at around 700-800€ on Ebay.

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