Apple has implemented a Hong Kong iPhone lottery system to deal with “with an influx of grey marketers and incidents of repeated violence over sales of the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong,” reports “AppleInsider” (

An update to the electronic’s maker’s Hong Kong web site now presents customers with a lottery system, by which they have three hours each day to place a request for a specific iPhone model, the article adds.

”AppleInsider” says customers who are selected will receive an email that evening with instructions on picking up their iPhone at a specific time the following day. The Apple Store IFC Mall in Hong Kong has since halted sales to walk-in customers, deferring all local customers to the new system.