If you've been living under a rock for the past week you'll have missed the news that Apple has a new phone coming out tomorrow. Yes, expect lines of gadget-mad phone fans to start queuing this evening for their chance to be the first to get their mitts on the iPhone 4S.

Although the device has been available to pre-order from Apple and others, the wait time is still reading at 1-2 weeks on most sites, so getting to a store ensures you will beat the pack.

Apple took more than one million preorders for the iPhone 4S during the first 24 hours the device was available online, the company said on Monday. The phone is launching in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the USA on the same day as the UK.

Apple Stores will be a prime location to spot the real die-hards and early adopters, who by now may have already sold their existing iPhone 4 models in frenzied anticipation. To help ease the pain, and of course rack up a few sales, Apple is opening its retail stores at 8am tomorrow morning. See here for an Apple Store selector or visit the Apple Online Store

However if you're not near an Apple Store, there are other retailers ready to host the buying frenzy, notably Carphone Warehouse, which is also opening some of its 800 stores from 8am tomorrow.

iPhone 4S with camera view

You might be forgiven for thinking from its list of '8am stores' that Carphone Warehouse is only selling the iPhone 4S to early-risers in England. As did we, before we realised CW had lumped Scotland and Northern Ireland in 'North', while store locations in Wales have been placed in the 'South' tab. Worry not though, there's also a store-finder on the main site.

Three Stores are also getting their staff in early for the 8am iPhone dash, while Tesco Mobile is offering Clubcard points as a reward if you sign up for a pre-order and have to wait for 2 weeks after tomorrow's launch. 

Other retailers offering the iPhone 4S for pre-order include OrangePhones4uVodaphoneO2 and T-Mobile

If you are one of the hardy souls to make the effort to queue up for an iPhone 4S tomorrow morning, best of luck in getting hold of one. Drop us a line or comment below to let us know how you got on!