Apple's iPhone activation servers experience downtime

iPhone users reported being unable to activate their new iPhones due to issues with Apple's activation servers on Thursday.

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Apple's iPhone activation process experienced hiccups Thursday, with users reportedly unable to activate their new phones.

The check-in process phones home to Apple before users are able to use the device, leaving new buyers out of luck. The security measure has been a source of frustration during previous product launches, when the servers were swamped with new owners.

Apple declined comment on the apparent downtime, which was reported earlier Thursday by MacRumors.

The issues came as Apple's developer site and most of its connected services near a full week of unavailability. Apple temporarily closed the site down last Thursday following what it says was an attack by an intruder . This Thursday's connectivity issues are believed to be unrelated.

Update at 11:15 a.m. PT: The issue has now been fixed.

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