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In case you acquired an Apple system for Christmas, you could have to attend a bit longer to get pleasure from it. Apple says its iCloud sign-in servers have been having issues since early Christmas morning, stopping some customers from activating new Apple Watch, iPhone, HomePod, and different gadgets.

The difficulty, in keeping with Apple’s services status page, started simply earlier than 5 a.m. on Christmas and remains to be impacting some customers. A tweet from Apple’s assist workforce on Friday steered that the problem, which is ongoing as of Saturday afternoon, was associated to elevated vacation demand for the disrupted service.

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Christmas-related demand is likely to be significantly excessive due to an unusually late-in-the-year launch of the iPhone 12 attributable to pandemic manufacturing delays, in keeping with AppleInsider, which first reported the activation drawback.

Dozens of customers on the MacRumors boards report difficulties activating gadgets. Most of the points seem to contain activating gadgets utilizing Apple’s Family Sharing system, which offers parental controls. Some customers did report success after repeated makes an attempt.

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