If a large number of gifts are directly responsible, this will not be shocking. Regardless of the brand, device activations have begun to surge around Christmas. During the pandemic, when people buy tablets to chat with distant friends or play smart music to play music while working at home, this demand can easily increase.
However, this is certainly not a good time. Even after the activation is correct, this feeling is likely to disappear, but for many users, it may make the initial experience of Apple gadgets uncomfortable. Let us hope that this problem will not last too long, and similar problems will not affect other manufacturers.
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-Apple Support (@AppleSupport) December 25, 2020