iPhone 3G Goes On Sale, Plagued By Activation Problems


The phone may be quicker, but the wait sure is a drag. After New Zealand and Japan got there first, after Europeans queued up, one year after iPhone 1.0 hit… North Americans have finally got their hands on the 3G version of the device that, perhaps, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) should have released in the first place.

But many who have walked away from Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T) stores with the new handset have found themselves unable to activate it on the network. Even those trying to activate inside the Apple Store weren’t spared what appears to be yet another system overload. In the UK, O2’s web-based activation system, which also was strained, required Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Internet Explorer, of all things. More iPhone 3G coverage on our sister site mocoNews.net