At many retailers, people have camped out and lined up for a chance to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 5S or 5C on Friday. Others were willing to let go of the coveted spots for a price.

https://twitter.com/IamAntonioP/status/380906947764944896

https://twitter.com/Sayedul_Hoque/status/380821984718098432

The desperation is real.

A look at the long lines in the United States and beyond:

https://twitter.com/jdrothrock87/status/380956769532407808

Heh:

https://twitter.com/RME3/status/380997768640073728