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Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage

While Apple is still working to bring its developer site back up a week after taken offline due to a security breach, the company appears to be experiencing another problem with its systems today, as a number of MacRumors readers have reported they are unable to activate their new iPhones. Other reports are showing up on Twitter as the problems continue.

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According to one tipster who called Apple about the problem, the company's activation servers are currently down. Another AT&T employee has told MacRumors that AT&T has also confirmed the outage, and posts in Apple's discussion forum offer similar information.

Reports of problems began surfacing nearly three hours ago, and there is no word yet on when users can expect the issue to be fully resolved.

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18 months ago

This is outrageous


Outageous, more like.
Rating: 22 Votes
18 months ago
They should call this website macTrolling. The comments on here are ridiculous. It's a temporary server issue. Get over it people.
Rating: 16 Votes
18 months ago

This is outrageous


It's technology. Technology is known to occasionally have a problem and occasionally break.

As long as they get it running again within a reasonable amount of time, there is nothing "outrageous" about this. Relax! :)
Rating: 15 Votes
18 months ago
love the people that think only about themselves

here is a reminder to those who feel that this is unacceptable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwlM5CoPaDM
Rating: 14 Votes
18 months ago
This is outrageous
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago

The reason why Apple is letting down customers is because they hired people like you. Satisfied with failure. It's all good man!

If I bought an expensive phone and contract, and couldn't use it for days... well, that would be my last Apple product.

:rolleyes:

IMO the reason the world is so screwed up and litigious is people like you that don't understand that people are fallible, machines created by people are fallible, all things are fallible.

To demand and expect perfection just because you spent some money is absurd. It's just a recipe for disappointment. Stressing out because some machine is broken for a couple of hours is just silly. Now if it is still down tomorrow or through the weekend you'd have a point, but so far it's just one of those things.

Oh and I've been an IT manager with both corporate and government organizations for 20 years.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago

This is outrageous


Outrageous would be PSN going down for a month after it got hacked.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago
A reminder of the downside of the glorious cloud future. If those servers are ever unavailable, you're not going to be restoring any reasonably modern iOS device (think it's 3GS or newer that needed a unique per-chip code for restoring).

It's nice to be able to pull out an old device and try it out again after a good few years (be it some old Mac or PowerBook or some kind of esoteric Psion 5mx). We're not going to have that with iOS at the point Apple decides it's too old to support.
Rating: 8 Votes
18 months ago

The reason why Apple is letting down customers is because they hired people like you. Satisfied with failure. It's all good man!

If I bought an expensive phone and contract, and couldn't use it for days... well, that would be my last Apple product.

:rolleyes:


Days? It's been a few hours. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Votes
18 months ago
I wouldn't be buying a new iPhone with only 3 months til the new one ;)
Rating: 7 Votes

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