Activation woes: About two percent of this weekend’s iPhone buyers ran into major activation problems, according to various reports … unfortunately for Apple and especially for AT&T, which is taking the brunt, those having problems include some high profile, prolific bloggers, among them Thomas Hawke, Steve Rubel, Rex Hammock. Some of the problems are due to volume, some due to the complexity of porting numbers from one carrier to another, some had the wrong kind of AT&T account, some appear to be a flaw in the iTunes activation process. More at WSJ; CNetNews.com; NYT.
Claiming victory: Whether it turns out to be 2 percent or something north of that, most of the time the sales and activation process appears to have worked. While Apple is posting availability at various stores every night, AT&T told the NYT, “This is a dynamic situation, and I don