On Friday, the sale for the new Apple iPhone went underway along with software problems caused from more than six million existing iPhone users upgrading along with new customer account activations.
On Friday, the sale for the new Apple iPhone went underway along with software problems after the network ran into some problems. More than six million existing iPhone users tried to upgrade to the latest software, while new buyers of the new iPhone 3G ran into problems trying to activate their new digital phones. The issue caused a head-on clash of both the new and existing customers immediately trying to access the network at once which made many iPhones inoperable when they tried to upgrade to the latest software or activate a new purchase. Inorder to upgrade the software customers must connect to Apple's servers through iTunes program for authentication in order for it to function after a software upgrade.
After the outage, AT&T placed the blame on Apple's iTunes stating, "There's a worldwide issue with iTunes that Apple is working to resolve," in an statement on Friday.
Reportedly the outage possibly took place due to distributing the Apple iPhone worldwide on Friday, instead of by country as previously done with the first release of the digital phone on last year.
The new Apple iPhone is built on 3G or third-generation technology which reportedly makes it faster than the original iPhone's network. Along with the faster technology, new enterprise-ready features of the new Apple's iPhone 3G include Exchange support, business-grade security and third-party applications powered by an SDK.
As Fortune.com first reported, AT&T cut the price of the iPhone in half: an 8-GB model sells for $199, or $200 less than the original iPhone. A 16-GB version costs $299.