18 months of waiting comes to an end as the latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, goes on sale around the world today: 14 October 2011.

With over 1m pre-orders and expected weekend sales of over 3m iPhone 4S smartphones, the Apple faithful (customers) who’ve yet to pre-order the new phone are getting ready to spend the next few weeks battling for the phone industry’s most sought after gadget. iPhone 4S-wanting people of Leeds, we feel especially sorry for you.

American networks are already reporting that all pre-order stock had been depleted. Even Apple in the UK is saying that new orders will be delivered in 1-2 weeks. 

Whether you are waiting in a queue for the iPhone 4S, or still sitting on the fence trying to justify the upgrade, rest assured Pocket-lint will have you covered with all the latest news, pictures, features and more on the new smartphone from Apple.

Check out our extensive guide to Living in iCloud; read our first impressions of the iPhone 4S, when we got our hands on one earlier in the week or check out the word from the queues in London.

The iPhone 4S has already been ripped apart, iOS 5 played with, and the best iPhone 4S contract deals in the UK detailed.

We’ve even started to see Siri's secrets revealed, and what advice it gives or doesn’t give when it comes to burying a dead body.

You can catch up on all the latest from the iPhone 4S launch via our dedicated homepage and don’t forget to stay tuned for a full review of the new iPhone 4S in the coming days, once we’ve had a proper chance to review it in the field.