Apple system activation issues trigger vacation disappointment

Apple system activation issues trigger vacation disappointment

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If you happen to acquired an Apple system for Christmas, you might have to attend a bit longer to take pleasure in it. Apple says its iCloud sign-in servers have been having issues since early Christmas morning, stopping some customers from activating new Apple Watch, iPhone, HomePod, and different units.

The difficulty, in keeping with Apple’s services status page, started simply earlier than 5 a.m. on Christmas and remains to be impacting some customers. A tweet from Apple’s help workforce on Friday urged that the problem, which is ongoing as of Saturday afternoon, was associated to elevated vacation demand for the disrupted service.

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Christmas-related demand may be notably excessive due to an unusually late-in-the-year launch of the iPhone 12 attributable to pandemic manufacturing delays, in keeping with AppleInsider, which first reported the activation drawback.

Dozens of customers on the MacRumors boards report difficulties activating units. Most of the points seem to contain activating units utilizing Apple’s Family Sharing system, which supplies parental controls. Some customers did report success after repeated makes an attempt.

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