Apple gadget activation issues trigger vacation disappointment

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When you obtained an Apple gadget for Christmas, you will 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 gadgets.

The difficulty, in response to 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 assist workforce on Friday steered 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 brought on by pandemic manufacturing delays, in response to AppleInsider, which first reported the activation drawback.

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

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