It’s that time of year again. At Apple stores around the world, fans have been lined up for hours — if not days — to get their hands on a new iPhone 5C or 5S.

These pictures from around the world show the iPhone hoopla in all stages — from the lines to the cheering to the in-store excitement to the moment new 5C or 5S owners emerge victorious with their prize.

And then there’s this photo from TheBlaze’s Deputy Managing Editor Jon Seidl, showing how the scene looked in Dallas, Texas, outside a Sprint store early this morning.

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Two lonely chairs sit outside a Dallas Sprint store September 20, the day the new iPhones were made available to the public. (Photo: Jon Seidl/TheBlaze)

We’re guessing the true fanatics are heading to Apple stores to experience the new iPhone release in all its hours — and for some days — of glory.