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Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Again Experiencing Outage

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Apple 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.

An AT&T employee has told MacRumors that some Apple Retail Stores are sending customers to AT&T stores, but indicated that those locations are having similar activation issues.

There is no word yet on when users can expect the issue to be fully resolved, but a similar outage occurred two weeks ago.

Article Link: Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Again Experiencing Outage
 

grzechu51

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Dec 4, 2011
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It's back

Just now I had to restore my iPhone 5. There was a problem, but when i restored it again i was able to activate my phone.
 
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keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Sometimes I wonder if Apple's servers are powered by a gerbil running on a wheel.

What Apple need to do is get a bigger, more powerful gerbil.
 
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kirky29

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Jun 17, 2009
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What about iTunes Match? Mine is giving me nonstop errors saying it can't connect. Typical too, cause I want some songs synced over for work and I'm leaving in about 15 mins!
 
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Ventilatedbrain

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Nov 22, 2012
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Sometimes I wonder if Apple's servers are powered by a gerbil running on a wheel.

What Apple need to do is get a bigger, more powerful gerbil.

This is not directed to you sir .. But why is it a trend that EVERYONE thinks they know what apple needs ??
 
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JSMencer

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Oct 30, 2007
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So I was experiencing this problem last week, and I was on the phone with Apple for an hour, and att for an hour. Apple said it was a circuit in my phone that would not send out the activation signal. SO, I sold my phone cause I needed some money for a new helmet. I tried again monday night and it still didn't work. HMMM maybe it would have worked. Oh well I needed the cash.
 
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Dr McKay

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Aug 11, 2010
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Thats the most infuriating message ever, getting a shiny new iPhone and not being able to play with it, so you idly caress it and whispher sweet nothings to it instead, and tell it in great detail about all the things you're going to do to it once you get it activated.

I'm going to install apps on you... over and over again.... :cool:
 
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macsrcool1234

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Apple is a perfect case study of how not to run your servers for any aspiring enterprise administrator.
 
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Dulcimer

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Nov 20, 2012
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Thats the most infuriating message ever, getting a shiny new iPhone and not being able to play with it, so you idly caress it and whispher sweet nothings to it instead, and tell it in great detail about all the things you're going to do to it once you get it activated.

I'm going to install apps on you... over and over again.... :cool:

…creepy :eek:

Apple's been having many outages recently with many of their services, They really should invest in more stable web infrastructure.
 
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robeddie

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this is why I hate the cloud

Back in the day ... we didn't have to 'activate' our phones. They just worked.

The ridiculous and annoying 7 layers of crap I have to go through, even when the Apple servers are working great, pisses me off.

Why does Apple have to 'activate' my damn phone anyway!?!?!? My service is with AT&T.
 
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daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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Ugh...that grey linen. So glad they've binned it.
 
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Markc1024

macrumors member
Jun 19, 2011
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I doubt anyone here even knows how Apples servers are architected nor the types of problems they face. As noted previously, most of the companies with a large internet presence are constantly under attack - it's a daily evolution for them.
 
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dj95

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Oct 25, 2011
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I just had the same problem after restoring my iPhone 5 due to battery problems. Putting it into recovery mode and then another restore seemed to fix it.
 
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lewismayell

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Mar 24, 2013
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Thank christ, I thought my WiFi was ****ing around again, it worked so I think it's fine now, funny how it happened at the exact moment I actually needed to restore and activate my phone
 
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Dulcimer

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Nov 20, 2012
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Ugh...that grey linen. So glad they've binned it.

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You can't be serious?

EVERY iPhone in existence has needed activation via Apple servers.

I think he was referring to pre-iPhone cellphones.
 
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iGrip

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Jul 1, 2010
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Apple may have been hacked yet again. Their network needs work.
 
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Georgij

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Mar 11, 2013
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I think their server engineers running around from one place to other. Since they have to fix the Developer service and now this
 
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ElTorro

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Jan 23, 2013
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This is not directed to you sir .. But why is it a trend that EVERYONE thinks they know what apple needs ??

First, this is a rumor site, you it is natural for people to draw certain conclusions what Apple might be needing help with. There is nothing wrong with it.

Second, people here know what they need from Apple. One thing would be to expect Apple to have a backup solution for activations, so this doesn't happen this often.
 
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