Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage

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    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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  2. macrumors 6502

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    This is outrageous
     
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    Wow... when it rains, it pours... :(
     
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    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! :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Outrageous would be PSN going down for a month after it got hacked.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Thank goodness for those reassuring words...thought my $500 was for a phone service ...mdr
     
  7. Guest

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    Outageous, more like.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    The work around is to ask a store employee or anyone for a working sim use that to activate then put in your sim. Problem temp. solved.
     
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    Apple must be doing a lot of back end work. A guess a little transparency would be nice but then it wouldn't be Apple ;)
     
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    I wouldn't be buying a new iPhone with only 3 months til the new one ;)
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    So self entitled geeshh :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, wonder how much this will effect the sales of iPhones until it's fixed.
     
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    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:
     
  14. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    #ThrowbackThursday to 2007, 2008, and 2009's iPhone launches.
     
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    This.....

    can spell more bad news for Apple, if not resolved swiftly. And growing discomfort and displeasure in consumer base of the poster child of Apple products. Can we seeing a somewhat coordinated effort or a system-wide failure capable to make crumble Apple....?.....:confused: :( :eek:

    :):apple:
     
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    They should call this website macTrolling. The comments on here are ridiculous. It's a temporary server issue. Get over it people.
     
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    Days? It's been a few hours. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  19. iAi
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    Apple is doomed. :D

    I am surprised, it went this far lol.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    Activation isn't only for new phones... It's used when replacing a phone and sometimes even restoring.
     
  21. macrumors 68020

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    So instead of trying to patch up all the holes, you would rather them just bring it up, have the system hacked again, and your personal info sold for malicious purposes. That would also be your last Apple product as well? :rolleyes:
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Could this be the rapture them folks were talkin bout?
     
  24. macrumors member

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    Days? :rolleyes: Its been a couple hours...
     
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