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For Apple, a taste of humble pie

New iPhones beset by technical woes

About 50 people were outside the Apple store on Boylston at 6 a.m. yesterday awaiting the 8 a.m. opening to purchase the new iPhone. About 50 people were outside the Apple store on Boylston at 6 a.m. yesterday awaiting the 8 a.m. opening to purchase the new iPhone. (George Rizer/Globe Staff)
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / July 12, 2008

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Apple Inc.'s reputation for technical excellence has taken a beating in the past 24 hours. Yesterday's rollout of the company's new iPhone was marred by major technical glitches that prevented activation of new iPhones and rendered many older phones unusable. And a new Apple Internet service, called MobileMe, is also under fire for being inaccessible and unreliable. (Full article: 866 words)

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