Mix: China, PodWorks, Ringtone, Bongo

Several reports today indicate that the iPhone is being sold in China for as much as $1170 in underground electronics markets. The handset has been found in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou; Apple considers such sales to be unauthorized.

Sci-Fi Hi-Fi software has announced iPhone support for its PodWorks iPod song transfer application. PodWorks 2.9.2 is available for $8 and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Efiko has released an update to its iPhoneRingToneMaker software which adds support for songs purchased from iTunes for Windows XP users and improved syncing of ringtones with the iPhone. iPhoneRingToneMaker is available for PC and sells for $15.

iLounge editor Jesse David Hollington reports that Ontario-based cell phone retailer Bongo Wireless is now offering an iPhone hardware unlock service. The service comes with a replacement guarantee, includes extra services such as ensured YouTube functionality and installation of an NES emulator, and costs $150 CAD.