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.
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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Top Rated Comments
Outageous, more like.
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! :)
here is a reminder to those who feel that this is unacceptable
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.