South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday that Apple Inc. can sell its hit iPhone in the country — potentially shaking up a cell phone market controlled by domestic manufacturers. The development comes a month after Apple cleared the way to enter China’s massive cell phone market as well. The Korea Communications Commission approved the sale of the device at a meeting attended by its five commissioners, said spokesman Lee Sang-hun. The introduction of the iPhone has been keenly awaited in South Korea, where the handset market is dominated by Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc. and other domestic manufacturers. Apple spokesman Steve Park said the company had no comment on the commission’s decision and added that nothing was decided or planned on the iPhone’s release in South Korea. Local service providers, however, said they are in talks with Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple regarding the iPhone. According to Apple's iPhone Web site, the device is available in nearly 90 countries or territories.