iPhone 2.0 Software Bricks Phone – boo hooo! – iTunes Activation Problem

Picture 37.pngPicture 36.png It’s that magical time of the year when a new software update for the iPhone is being released, Ver. 2.0. In my over eager state of folly I decided to update my phone as soon as the software was released.

Another little thing is going on today, the release of the iPhone 3G and it never occurred to me that the tens of thousands of people cuing around the word to get their grubby paws on this thing would also be accessing the iTunes store to activate their phone. So low and behold on the final step of the upgrade, as my phone contacted the iTunes store for some type of validation, it shat the proverbial bed. So now me no have working phone and from what I hear there will be long waits for those poor bastards who want to purchase a phone at the Apple Store. I assume that apple will tell the buyers to go home and sit out the outage and then activate online?


Update 2pm MST – JULY 11

Just got home and the activation work fine. I assume there are lots of happy iPhone owners now. Because my phone was bricked I missed an important call. I’d gotten the date mixed up of a backpack sale and my buddy called me to tell me not to drive the 45mins each way! Oh well, it’s a pleasant drive and I bought some cheap shite on the way home from Savers!

Update 7pm July 11th

After a 2.5 hour wait I finally got my paws on a new 16 gig iPhone. Been playing around with her for the past couple of hours. Seems to work well, audio seems a bit better and it’s wider too, stay tuned for video. end.