From iPhone 12s to Xbox: Mark your calendar. Here come the new fall gadgets – USA TODAY

With the iPhone 12 reveal and Amazon Prime Day behind us, we wanted to update our fall tech calendar to let you know when cool new gadgets would be arriving to stores.
Mark your calendars! Here we go:
Oct. 15: Roku has new streaming player updates and a smaller soundbar with built-in Roku. The Roku Ultra ($99.99) is engineered for faster channel launches and has an improved antenna for 50% more wireless range, while the $129.99 Streambar offers improved TV sound in a smaller body, with built-in Roku.
Oct. 16: Apple will begin accepting pre-orders for the $799 iPhone 12 and $999 12 Pro at 5 a.m. PT on its website. The new phones tout faster processors, slightly different bodies and new camera features. They will be in stores on Oct. 23.
Oct. 22: The old Amazon Echo speaker in the shape of a coffee can (original Echo) or like a hockey puck (Dots) get an all-new, spherical look for the fall. The redesigned Amazon Echo ($99) touts improved sound with smart home controls built in, while the Dot ($49.99), which is Amazon’s best-selling Echo speaker, also has improved sound, according to the company.
Oct. 23: Two of Apple’s new iPhones hit store shelves, while the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max won’t be released until November. The new iPhones are expected to connect to the new, faster 5G wireless networks. 
Oct. 29: Pixel 5, Google’s successor to last year’s Pixel 4 smartphone, has a lower starting price ($699 versus $799) and like most new phones for 2020, also connects to 5G. Marketing materials push the faster speed, camera features for photo buffs and a new “Hold for Me,” feature that has the Google Assistant listening to a prerecorded hold message so you don’t have to. When a live human comes on the line, Google contacts you.
October TBA: The Apple iPad Air. Apple doesn’t have specifics for the exact release beyond that it will be available this month. The redesigned Air has a new edge-to-edge display and uses Touch ID to unlock the screen from a side button and promises a more powerful processor. Prices start at $599, but if you really want to have a shock, order all the accessories Apple offers, and you’ll get a price tag of $1,376.
Nov. 5: Amazon’s small Echo Dot speaker with built-in clock gets the spherical makeover, and a new, more expensive price-tag of $59.
Nov. 6: Apple begins accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Nov. 10: Microsoft Xbox Series X. The upgraded unit, which Microsoft says is faster and more powerful, starts at $499.
Nov. 12: Sony PlayStation 5. The updated console will sell for $499.99. Sony says to expect “deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio.”
Nov. 13: The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be in stores.
Nov. 19: Google Pixel 4A (5G) The sequel to the summer Pixel 4A release, one of our favorite smartphone buys, at $349, gets the 5G upgrade, for $499 or $599, depending upon which carrier you subscribe to and which kind of 5G they have.
Extras: A new edition of the Amazon Echo Show, which brings a video display to the Echo system, has a 10-inch screen and a rotating platform for video chat. The body follows the speaker’s movement during the chat. Amazon says it is “coming soon.”
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