Apple's iPhone 2.0 update is failing

Some users trying to upgrade to the iPhone 2.0 firmware were met with an error message.

Matt Asay

Look familiar? It's what I and others have been seeing this morning when trying to upgrade to the iPhone 2.0 firmware. Apple's servers are apparently being dismantled by heavy traffic. That's nice. But now I have a brick with no ability to call, no contacts, nothing.

Isn't there some way to prepare for this? Don't hype a product unless you're prepared to let people actually use it.

Follow-up: Unfortunately, the day didn't get any better. It veered toward success with an eventual 2.0 upgrade on my existing iPhone and success with ActiveSync and Zimbra , but then cratered when an unstable 2.0 build and an equally shaky ActiveSync started eating my email . Couple this with Apple's and AT&T's shocking inability to get the right hand to talk to the left on activation and I was left wishing that I would have sold my spot in line for the $200 that was on offer . Friday was not Apple's finest day...or mine.

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