I'm at home, and unsuccessfuly trying to activate. I can confirm this.Apple is a hostage to the AT&T software and since everyone is FORCED to activate in the store, it's just a constant hit over and over. Before at least people would go home after shopping or whatever. Some even were activating over the weekend.
So now the AT&T software is under assault. And it's not up to the job. Funny, the reports are that AT&T is allowing people to leave and activate at home but not Apple. Steve must have given his word not to hurt those 2 year contacts and let anyone leave without activation.
Has anyone heard of an Apple Store letting people leave without activation?
Yeah, all those in store activations will slow things down hugely, and make the lines seem at least three times worse. because it is.
I've been trying to get this to work for over an hour now. I'm probably going to have to go back into an AT&T or Apple store and get them to do it.