iPhone activation problems plague iPhone launch

Summary:The iPhone keyboard issues seem to be a moot point compared to the activation hassles that early iPhone adopters are facing.

The iPhone keyboard issues seem to be a moot point compared to the activation hassles that early iPhone adopters are facing.  A poll over at Engadget suggests that over 38% of the 9,000 respondents to the poll are suffering from activation problems and have an iBrick to show for their cash.

This is crazy.  Apple have super-hyped product launch of the year and AT&T are messing things up for them big style.  Didn't anyone at Apple or AT&T put some plans in place to deal with problems?  Is it really a good idea to leave people hanging until Monday?  Why bother launching the iPhone on a Friday evening if AT&T was just going to drop the ball?  It would appear that Apple's partnership with AT&T might have been a big mistake.  The iPhone might be cool, but AT&T's handling of the launch is nothing short of a joke.  Steve Jobs needs to start busting some heads.

Thoughts?

Topics: iPhone, AT&T, Mobility

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