Uh-oh. Looks like Apple got into bed with the wrong partner for the iPhone launch. AT&T has massively fumbled the activation of the new phones. Customers who waited 12 hours in line outside of the Apple stores to get the phone then found themselves waiting another 12 hours to have it activated. It’s now been almost 24 hours, and still no activation. Their new phone just doesn’t work
There are even reports of customers who started the activation process, were told that it would take 24 hours, but the deactivation order went through on their old phone. They’re stuck with a $600 iBrick, and their old phone that no longer works.
Time to sell that $125 apple stock!
Read the official Apple forum thread.
Looks like several AT&T retail stores refused to sell the phone unless customers bought $75 or more worth of accessories along with the phone. Check the story on Gizmodo.