If you just received a new iPhone 12, Apple Watch, or iPad, you probably didn’t get immediate satisfaction – Apple had some. This is likely the result of a large number of people trying to set up or update iCloud accounts after giving gifts over the Christmas holidays.
The problem started early on Christmas Day, according to the iCloud account and login entry Apple System Status Page. More than a day later, as of late Saturday morning PDT, Apple’s System Status page indicated that the issue is in the It stayed “going”. But by 2 PM PDT on Saturday, the iCloud issue was marked “resolved”. No specifics were given about the extent of the problems, only that “some users were affected”.
The company has also noticed issues with signing into the Apple ID. In Twitter’s reply later on Christmas Day to a query of an Apple user looking to set up an iPad and HomePod Mini, Apple Support has reported problems, Saying that the company “has a high capacity at this time which affects your ability to set up iCloud.” Apple’s support tweet said, “Please try again in two hours.”
Holidays are usually a busy time to get gadgets activated as people unpack gifts from phones, tablets, smartwatches, smart speakers, and other electronics and look forward to having them prepared right away.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment.