It's been only a few days since hackers reported they have managed to fully unlock
the iPhone, that the cracked handset version now pops up in Hong Kong, on a special sale offer. The price is huge, but those too eager to wait for it to officially arrive in their country have an expensive solution to satisfy
The most appealing thing is that the iPhones also have Chinese and Japanese translated menus, which means that hackers
there have really been putting up some work in order to make the handset fully compatible with this new market. The cracked versions seem to work perfectly with any Hong Kong SIM card, one thing that caused many people to make great efforts in order to eventually pull off.
Having the iPhone hit this market so soon is even more unexpected, as Apple had announced it to arrive here no sooner than next year. Moreover, no carriers have been contacted in order to settle the terms of the handset's launch on this new market. The European launch represents a priority at this moment, leaving future ones pending for negotiations.
It is incredible to see the cracked version out on the market in a country that does not even benefit from the locked handset. The unlocked iPhone has been announced some while ago through banners and prints. Now that it has finally arrived, stores across Hong Kong have posted flashy announcements of their special offer.
And what a special offer! The fully unlocked iPhone with Chinese
and Japanese support can be purchased at the price of USD 2000. That's a huge sum, although it will only cost USD 750 if the user comes with his own handset only asking for it to be unlocked and upgraded to the foreign language interface.