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.

Top Rated Comments

126351 Avatar
140 months ago
This is outrageous

Outageous, more like.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacMan1620 Avatar
140 months ago
They should call this website macTrolling. The comments on here are ridiculous. It's a temporary server issue. Get over it people.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve.P.JobsFan Avatar
140 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! :)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
140 months ago
love the people that think only about themselves

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

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwlM5CoPaDM
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Raftysworld Avatar
140 months ago
This is outrageous
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daalseth Avatar
140 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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