Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
Didn't this happen last time? Didn't this happen when the first iPhone was released?
ChiyoSave Me Konata-ChanPremium
not surprised when you force people to activate in store you'd think they'd be ready!
I suppose... I should wait to buy the 2.0 update for the iPod touch, then. (Or do touch owners have to wait anyway?)
reply to Matt3
Re: Didn't this happen last time? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Poor ole Apple... May you R.I.P.
In store only I thought the new iPhones could only be activated in the store, not through iTunes??
I seem to recall reading that stores get a special version of iTunes to activate through.
DeftStros in '08PremiumReviews:
Grand Forks, ND
reply to EPS
Re: I suppose...
said by EPS:Dont buy.. just jailbreak.. but yea we are screwed too (touch owners) we have to wait for the itunes update also..
I should wait to buy the 2.0 update for the iPod touch, then. (Or do touch owners have to wait anyway?)
»content.info.apple.com/Protected···ore.ipsw this is for the itouch.. not iphone.. and its very very slow.. click on it if you want.
MrMoodyFree range slavePremium
Expect it Hey, if you have to have something like this on the first day, you should expect this sort of thing. A true fan is willing to stand around all day waiting.
The public is a poor business manager.
cabanaDepartment of AdjustmentsAssistantHost:
New York, NY
56k Lookout! (broa..
There have been people waiting on line since MONDAY here in NYC!!! I can only surmize that its summertime and there is nothing better to do? PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE...
reply to Chiyo
Re: Didn't this happen last time? And aside from any iPhone 2.0 & iTunes problems, the mandated in-store activation has created large lines at the Apple stores slowing day one sales quite a bit.
reply to Storage_Guy
Re: In store only I got in line at 7:35 AM in Macon, GA. Before the store opened at 8:00AM a manager came out, passed bottled water and told us they had 30 iphones in stock, mixed randomly (white,black,8GB, 16GB) and that anyone not able to get one could put their name on a list and return next day to get one without having to wait in line.
There were altogether maybe 100 people in line. I go the next to last phone and by that time they had given up on in store activation. I was showed an email form AT&T corporate, to the effect that the at&t activation servers were down and to give the iphones to the customers to activate themselves at home.
I got my phone at 10:25AM, as of this writing 12:04PM, I have been unable to activate...
The bad part about this is that they de-activated my old SIM and I can't use my old phone.
iTunes What happens is that in the store there is a "special" version of iTunes that is used to activate. To activate it seems they are downloading it, then connecting to the server to activate.
The problem is EVERYONE that is buying one and EVERY store that is selling the phones are doing it basically at the same time, so there is no ability to activate.
I got mine early and then went back with a friend. In Albany, NY they are basically sending people out the door with a phone that does not work and telling them to come back in a "couple days".
This seems to be most problematic for people trying to transfer a number for some reason.
Niagara Falls, ON
reply to Matt3
Re: Didn't this happen last time?
said by Matt3:Yup, for a good 2-3 days. It was not fun to be on the other end of the phone when customs called in to bitch.
Didn't this happen when the first iPhone was released?
East Petersburg, PA
reply to AnonProxy
Re: iTunes This might slow down their projection to sell 10 million by end of 2008..
reply to artbatista
Re: In store only Damn artbatista, was it really worth it?
Stop the insanity Its just a phone, and not a great one at that. People need to find something better then a phone to fulfill them. Unless these people are all college students ?
Titus PulloI came, I saw, I slept
Never fear Jobby-Jobs will polish this turd to a lustrous shine once ... what's that? MobileMe isn't working yet either? After three days?
Oh, my ...
reply to Linklist
Re: Didn't this happen last time? Those that want the device that bad on day 1 have been waiting... they'll just have a wait a little longer.
In a day or 2, there will be no lines.
Canada = Hollywood North
At least they got heir phones.. The chain in Canada that is carrying the iPhones had severely limited stocks.
The flagship store for Rogers Communications had 80(!) of the 8GB ver., 20 of the higher capacity.
Not surpised I am a huge Apple fan, I love my Macs.
I also think that iPhone is dumb and inferior to many other phones. I own a Nokia N95 (5 MP camera with flash, Wi-Fi, Real GPS and much more) which runs on Symbian and I LOVE IT.
I cant wait for the N96 ...
iPhone is just a marketing hype!