New Apple device users experienced some setup and account activation failures for over 32 hours. Apple resolved the issue and the iCloud was back on track.
The issue appeared to be affecting multiple devices. It was first reported by Apple Insider with several others tweeting down the failure on Saturday morning.
Apple Support tweeted that it was aware of the issue and was “experiencing a high capacity at this time, which is impacting your ability to set up iCloud, please try back in a couple of hours.”
After almost 36 hours, Apple updated the status marking the issue as “resolved.” But, we still don’t know how widespread the problem was.
We know your mom is eager to have everything working and appreciate you helping to set them up. We are experiencing a high capacity at this time which is impacting your ability to set up iCloud, please try back in a couple of hours. https://t.co/waNYZdXpJm— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) December 25, 2020