Upset over delay in iPhone 15 delivery, customer thrashes Delhi store employee
Apple’s latest iPhone 15 series hit the Indian markets on Friday, causing a frenzy among buyers. Customers were seen queuing up outside the Apple Store in Mumbai, with one customer claiming he waited for 17 hours to buy the smartphone. However, not all interactions were positive, as some customers clashed with shop owners over alleged delays in iPhone 15 deliveries.
One such incident occurred at a store in Delhi’s Kamla Nagar area, where a scuffle broke out between customers and store staff. The employees were allegedly attacked due to a delay in delivering the iPhone 15. A 27-second video shared by news agency ANI showed a group of men assaulting a store employee, while other employees intervened to protect their colleague and overpower the customers.
According to reports, the customer became furious after the sales personnel allegedly refused to sell him an iPhone 15 model. The police have verified the viral video and have initiated legal action against the customers involved in the brawl under CRPC 107/151. However, the authenticity of the video has not been independently verified by Hindustan Times.
The iPhone 15 series, consisting of four models (iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max), was launched on September 12 and became available for sale in stores on Friday. The new series comes with features such as a 48 MP camera, USB-C port, and Super Retina XDR display using OLED technology.
Social media platforms were flooded with videos showing long lines of people eagerly waiting to become proud owners of the latest iPhone. Some videos even captured conflicts between customers and store staff. The Apple stores in Mumbai’s BKC and Delhi’s Saket were filled with early buyers, with crowds assembling even before the stores officially opened.
About the Author: The article was written by a Trainee Content Producer at Hindustan Times Digital Stream, who is attracted to India’s regional languages.