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If you happen to obtained an Apple system for Christmas, you will have to attend a bit longer to take pleasure in 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 continues to be impacting some customers. A tweet from Apple’s help staff on Friday recommended 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 may be significantly excessive due to an unusually late-in-the-year launch of the iPhone 12 brought on by pandemic manufacturing delays, in keeping with AppleInsider, which first reported the activation downside.

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

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