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According to a report at MacNN , Apple Stores in Hong Kong are now selling the unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong. Though there were no prior announcements (unlike apple)
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    Exclamation Unlocked iPhone 3G released secretly in Hong Kong!


    According to a report at MacNN, Apple Stores in Hong Kong are now selling the unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong.

    Though there were no prior announcements (unlike apple) but the 8GB model is announced for 5,400 HKD and 16GB model is announced for 6,200 HKD

    The Hong Kong online store mentions:

    iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation
    This is weird as they mention any carrier but Apple has fixed carriers in every country! So, this makes us believe that this one is definitely unlocked.

    Maybe this is a surprise which Apple planned for Hong Kong citizens or just a mischievous act done by an employee. So, let's just wait for the official announcement.
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    i can almost taste the free unlock

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    Based on the currency exchange, the price seems right for an unlocked iPhone.

    8GB iPhone 3G: HK$ 5400 = approx US$ 700
    16GB iPhone 3G: HK$ 6200 = approx US$ 800

    US$ 1 = HK$ 7.77

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    So...can we buy it?
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    Buy it???? For $700???? Is it really worth that much? Think for a moment...
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    Isnt there anything that we can get from these phones. that would better help us in unlocking the 3g iphone here in The states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokentwice View Post
    Isnt there anything that we can get from these phones. that would better help us in unlocking the 3g iphone here in The states?

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    Believe me when I say that that's what everyone is thinking to themselves at this point.

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    ^^ Hopefully so... I'd love a 3G unlock, I wouldn't mind making some money off of my phone... :-D
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    Apple knows what this will do to the rest of their secured markets. It just doesn't make any sense that they'd do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPS3 View Post
    i can almost taste the free unlock
    why would you almost taste the free unlock if you already have your 3G unlocked?

    thats what you said in this thread
    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/unlocki...-unlocked.html
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    I've got a friend that bought a phone off of eBay for $1000. It was from Italy and it was exactly as this phone is described. I was very skeptical about the phone until he got it in the mail. He took the phone out of the box, put his T-mobile sims card in the phone and it activated. He's since updated to all the different firmwares with no problems at all. He's currently running 2.1 with a T-mobile sim card on a white 16gb iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehlow View Post
    I've got a friend that bought a phone off of eBay for $1000. It was from Italy and it was exactly as this phone is described. I was very skeptical about the phone until he got it in the mail. He took the phone out of the box, put his T-mobile sims card in the phone and it activated. He's since updated to all the different firmwares with no problems at all. He's currently running 2.1 with a T-mobile sim card on a white 16gb iPhone.
    IF and only IF that is the case, we have been missing an important hardware unlock.
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    The phone is directly from Apple in Italy. I've got a white 16gb 3G on AT&T and the phones look exactly the same. The box had little minor differences. Believe me I called him an idiot for buying anything on eBay for $1000 especially a phone that seems to be unlockable. But it truelly and honestly works. I jailbroke the phone myself since I have a mac and he is too impatient to wait on anything. Which is why he paid $1000 for a phone on eBay instead of waiting on dev team to finish their miracles.

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    I have a unlocked iphone 3g from hong kong. You will just connect it to itunes then it will activate automatically

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    they are: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK9ouY1-zLo]YouTube - Iphone 3G Global Unlock[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpdSeUsh3B0"]YouTube - About Globally Unlocked 3G iPhones (Hong Kong) - Watch in High Quality!!![/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDC0tTuuzMc"]YouTube - IPHONE 3G Unlocked SIM in 5 Minutes or Less! No Cutting of SIM card.[/ame]
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    price is exactly right. $10 more expensive than in nz for a 16gb unlocked.===

    It costs $1156.38 NZ dollars or 796.96 US dollars

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    It's the same here in Singapore. We can now go to the only carrier here to buy a unlock 3G iphone for approx. SGD$1300 off the counter.

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    I tried to purchase it and have it shipped to the US, but they only ship to HK. Is there a way to have it shipped to the US?

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