Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Apple's iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage
  2. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
  3. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
  4. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    Findlay, OH
    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. goodcow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    Outrageous would be PSN going down for a month after it got hacked.
  6. Gurubarry macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    Thank goodness for those reassuring words...thought my $500 was for a phone service ...mdr
  7. 126351 Guest

    Sep 17, 2007
    Outageous, more like.
  8. Barcode macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    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.
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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 ;)
  10. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    Northamptonshire, England
    I wouldn't be buying a new iPhone with only 3 months til the new one ;)
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    So self entitled geeshh :rolleyes:
  12. NiKeZz macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2010
    Topeka, Kansas
    Well, wonder how much this will effect the sales of iPhones until it's fixed.
  13. iChrist macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit

    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.

  14. klagermkii macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007
    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.
  15. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    #ThrowbackThursday to 2007, 2008, and 2009's iPhone launches.
  16. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012

    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:

  17. MacMan1620 macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    They should call this website macTrolling. The comments on here are ridiculous. It's a temporary server issue. Get over it people.
  18. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Days? It's been a few hours. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  19. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    Apple is doomed. :D

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

    Sep 15, 2006
    Activation isn't only for new phones... It's used when replacing a phone and sometimes even restoring.
  21. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    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. Daalseth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    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. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    Could this be the rapture them folks were talkin bout?
  24. iPhone4Jay macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Mentor, OH
    Days? :rolleyes: Its been a couple hours...
  25. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010

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