updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue July 14, 2009
iPhone 3GS in Hong Kong
Unlocked versions of the iPhone 3GS are now on sale from Apple's Hong Kong online store. In contrast with many regions, including a number with multiple iPhone carriers, Hong Kong only requires that shoppers have the proper SIM card inserted to use a 3GS with any GSM network. 16GB phones are being sold online for $5,388 HK ($692 US), while 32GB models cost $6,288 HK ($808 US).
The iPhone 3G has been available unlocked in Hong Kong since 2008. The city is currently the only one in China to carry the iPhone, due to its distinct government, international carriers and support for standard 3G networks. The rest of the country is not expected to receive official iPhones for three to four months, at the earliest.