Apple iPhone activation servers are down

Buyers of new iPhones are currently languishing in limbo as their phones are unable to be activated.

Twitter is currently filling with a rash of complaints from users who are facing problems with the process.

MacRumors reports that an AT&T employee has confirmed that the problem is to do with Apple's servers. With the developer site having gone down earlier as well, this is the second time this week Apple is experiencing an outage.

Source: MacRumors | Image: MacRumors

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The entire developer.apple.com domain seems to be down right now. Excellent work, Apple. People can't activate their shiny new iPhones and developers can't publish their sources of income.

What the heck is this.
We're going on serious downtime here now.

Guess it's time for Apple to abandon Amazon C2 and move exclusively to Azure.
While I hate Apple and iDevices, I hate it more when companies can't keep cloud services available.

Buttus said,
do they have to activated with apple *and* the carrier?

Depends where you are in the world, but most providers will have you either activate with them before you leave the store, or when you setup your SIM card.

As for Apple activation, you need it so you can use the find my phone services, cloud sync and of course, to buy and download your apps/music etc.

sagum said,

Depends where you are in the world, but most providers will have you either activate with them before you leave the store, or when you setup your SIM card.

As for Apple activation, you need it so you can use the find my phone services, cloud sync and of course, to buy and download your apps/music etc.

Does it require activation before it can even use things like the web browser, dialer, SMS, etc? That would be really stupid.

Yes, the phone is locked down until you activate which requires an internet connection (generally wifi) and a valid sim card, quite crappy.

This is it...Apple has accepted defeat and are shutting their doors....

On a serious note, they seem to be having lots of problems lately. Wonder if it has to do with their recent hack.