The early birds did indeed catch the worm, or at least that was the case for the long queue of eager customers who lined up for the highly anticipated release of iPhone 15s on Friday morning (today) in Sliema.

The exclusive launch event is currently taking place at iCentre APR in Tagliaferro Business Centre on High Street in Sliema. In preparation for the release, Apple resellers had informed their customers well in advance that the iPhone 15s would be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one device per person.

The iCentre in Birkirkara is not stocking the latest iPhone today, however authorised sellers Scan in Birkirkara, Intercomp in PAMA Shopping Village, Klikk in Zejtun are also hosting an exclusive iPhone 15 sale event today, until stocks last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sources have suggested that due to the high demand for these newly launched Apple products, as seen in Sliema, stock at iCentre, might be sold-out by the end of the day.

A long queue of people waiting to buy the latest Apple releases on Friday morning (today)

However, there is still uncertainty regarding the next availability of additional stock for customers who were unable to make it to the launch event. Unfortunately, there is no specific timeframe provided for when the next shipment will be accessible at other outlets across Malta.

On an international level, Apple was expecting to face release delays caused by supply chain problems, particularly because of the supplier of image sensors. According to recent developments across the globe, both the iPhone15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max where the models hit with delays, with delivery dates expected to be as late as early November. The longest delays experienced were in the United States, in the United Kingdom and in Australia, with some customers having to wait for 58 days after their online purchase.

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