Last night one of our readers, Kirk, let us know his company was having problems in iTunes activating a large quantity of original iPads. Didn't matter which version of iOS or how often they wiped or restored, iTunes wouldn't activate their iPads. A couple other readers let us know they were having similar problems.
I managed to wipe and restore both my original iPad and an iPod touch 4, but today Kirk and a lot of other folks were still having trouble.
Are you one of them? If you're iOS device won't activate, let us know which device, which version of iOS, and how long you've been having trouble.
And yes, feel free to mock Apple's dependence on iTunes tether to activate all you want.