If you just received a new iPhone 12, Apple Watch or iPad, you may not have received immediate satisfaction ̵
The release started early on Christmas Day, according to the iCloud account and login entry on Apple’s system status page. More than a day later, as of late morning NPT on Saturday, Apple’s system status page indicated that the problem withremained “ongoing”. But at 14 PT Saturday, the iCloud issue was marked “resolved.” No specifications were given as to how extensive the issues may have been, only that “some users were affected.”
The company also noted problems with Apple ID login. In a Twitter response later on Christmas Day to a question from an Apple user wishing to set up an iPad and a HomePod Mini, Apple Support acknowledged issues and said the company “is experiencing high capacity at this point, affecting your ability to to set up iCloud. “The Apple Support tweet said to” try in a few hours. ”
The holiday season is usually a busy time for activating devices when people unpack gifts of phones, tablets, smartwatches, smart speakers and other electronics and look to get them set up right away.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment.