Pre-orders began today for three major new products from Apple: IPhone 12, iPhone 12 ProAnd and IPad Air. All of these devices are available to order on the Apple website, but none ships right away.
The planned shipping dates for all of these devices were October 23, but some have already been backed up through November. In some cases, it depends on the configuration you choose. At the time of writing, some iPhone 12 and iPad Air configurations have subsequently shipped, but others still list October 23 as the shipping date. On the other hand, we looked at every iPhone 12 Pro configuration to promises to ship either later in October or sometime in November.
Additionally, Apple appears to have normalized the cost of the iPhone across all carriers after an initial hype about announcing the phone slightly cheaper on AT&T and Verizon.