12 July 2008
Posted in News - International
Apple's never released a product, service and new software to so many international markets at one time before...and they may never do again based on issues that many users had or continue to have. The iPhone sale also coincided with the release of the 2.0 version of software for the iPod Touch, an iTunes update for Mac users to version 7.7 and the launch of MobileMe....but within minutes of the start of MobileMe, it was clear there were problems. Over the past two days, the service has come and gone for many users. Others continues to have activation issues with their iPhone or cannot get to download the 2.0 software.
On the NZMac.com website, users patiently awaited the launch of MobileMe, with many (myself included) becoming confused at the appearing and disappearing act that the service provided. Even now, access is possible but the software update needed to change the Mac system preferences to MobileMe seems to have been unavailable. You can read the forum thread here.
Users here on this site are also trying to get the 2.0 software update but finding access to the software falters. As one user put it...
I think the rest of the world should stop downloading this update for a moment so that us down here in NZ can get to the iTunes page.
International coverage of the issues can be found by reading the following articles....
- The Macalope reports on AT&T activation and software update issues on C|Net
- MacNN reports on activation issues for Canada customers
- MacNN reports here also
- AppleInsider provides an overall report on server issues
- Macworld provide activation frustration reports from around the world
- The Unofficial Apple weblog report that Apple had a bad day
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