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iTunes Activation Server Was Down for Hours

Horrible timing for already annoyed iPhone users

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UPDATE: It appears that iTunes is back up and running…we’ll let you know if anything changes.

The iTunes Activation server is currently down as a result of the iPhone OS 3.0 update.

Is the iPhone OS 3.0 worth all of this headache? Tell us.

iTunes is down

We first heard rumblings of the possible server downtime in the comments of my iPhone OS 3.0 article. You can read a few of the comments below…

Yes, no downloads happening right now. My friend was mid – process and his phones is completely locked. It can be undone, but he was on his way to a meeting and was just waiting for the sync to complete. He’s not incommunicado… very bad.

Just installed the 3.0 update and the phone will no longer connect to the iTunes store. I am not even getting a network connection. all I am able to do is make a 911 emergency call. When I plug my phone in iTunes says that it cannot connect to the iTunes store… connection timedout.

I’m seeing everywhere where people took 2-3 hours to get it to work. I am approaching right at 3 hours. Think it would be wise to shut down my iTunes and try to install it again?

Most users are currently being left iPhone-less. The inopportune downtime essentially "bricked" some iPhones that were in mid-update.

Twitter users aren’t particularly happy either. "iTunes" quickly became a trending topic as a result of Twitterers venting their frustrations…

iTune Twitter Frustration

iTune Twitter Frustration

iTune Twitter Frustration

iTune Twitter Frustration

Are any of you experiencing issues with the iPhone OS 3.0 update?
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  • Guest

    NOOO!!!!

  • yourspraveen

    iphone activation server error message work around – for the iPhone activation server issue. disconnect your internet connection during the extraction process and u can go online after the update starts.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Was you able to successfully do this?

      If so… that’s quite interesting.


      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • http://www.atlantadentalcenter.com Atlanta Dentist

    I’m betting this is all due to the new release of the new iPhone OS.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Good assessment.


      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

    • Guest

      GENIUS! I bet nobody else thought of that!

    • Guest

      Really? You wouldn’t say… That’s smart thinking dude.

      • Guest

        WOW.

        Did you even read this article? It tells you that in the first sentence.

  • Guest

    OMG – Is Apple using WINDOZE crap now on the servers :)

    Hopefully they will get this resolved soon but don’t hold your breath

    • Guest

      hehehehe very funny

  • Guest

    Took a few tries but I just started downloading the update at 6:40 Central time

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Thanks for the update.


      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

      • Guest

        Your welcome.

    • leo

      yeahhhhh!!!!

      maybe i can finally update my iphone

  • Guest

    I got kicked off at 6:45pm (AZ time) and I’m still not connected. My iphone is saying it’s not connected and I can only make emergency calls. The error message that was up when I came to check progess was that I needed a newer version of itunes. I’m doing that now, but it’s to concentrate when I’m hyperventilating.

    • Sleepless in Seattle

      maybe you need to restart something… iphone or computer maybe?

  • Guest

    It really was an old version of itunes. fixed quickly with itunes upgrade.

  • http://www.drift2.com drift2.com

    We must have just missed the server outage because we had no problems on the update however we did loose internet untill this morning. Wii Fii worked fine tho.

  • Khales

    while i’m more than satisfied with the copy.paste.edit and horizontal texting, search tool. I am not so satisfied with how slow my iPhone has become. I have promlems connecting to youtube (take way longer than before), WiFi cuts off randomly when all other devices on wifi working properly. Installing apps is slow, i dont really bother with the apps store anymore because it takes longer to load. The web browser is so much slower. wtfudge have they done. so dissapointed

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    thaaaaaaaanx post nice :)

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    Took a few tries but I just started downloading the update at 6:40 Central time
    .

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