Had some trouble getting your iPhone 3GS activated, huh? Well, you’re not alone. It seems iPhone 3GS owners were experiencing problems trying to activate their shiny new handsets on AT&T’s network through the iTunes-based activation process. AT&T was aware of the issue – as well they should be, seeing as how they’ve been through this type of iPhone activation fiasco before – and issued a statement assuring frustrated customers that the problem will be fixed soon. Apple, for it’s part, is helping save face in light of its US partner carrier’s embarrassing snafu by offering affected customers a $30 iTunes credit. Apple sent out emails over the weekend notifying customers that they’d be getting the iTunes credit to help assuage their iPhone 3GS activation woes.
The iTunes credit probably won’t make up for having to stare at a brand-new iPhone 3GS without being able to call friends and brag about your new toy, but it’s better than nothing. Look at it this way, if AT&T hadn’t screwed up (again) and embarrassed the hell out of Apple (again), some of you wouldn’t be getting emails from Apple confirming your iTunes credit.
Now, go blow that $30 on farting and burping iPhone apps!