Some of Apple’s newest iPhones are now available in Canada. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro should now be available both in stores and at carriers. Those who pre-ordered the phones will likely begin receiving the device or be able to pick it up from the retailer they ordered it from.
If you haven’t pre-ordered a new iPhone, there are a few ways you can go about buying one. First, if you head to Apple’s website, you can order an iPhone 12 starting at $1,129 CAD or an iPhone 12 Pro starting at $1,399. There’s also Best Buy, The Source and other retailers.
Those who’d prefer to get their iPhone through a carrier should check out carrier sites for details on how to buy the iPhone 12, whether outright or on a plan. Below are the links to each:
If you’re waiting for the iPhone 12 Pro Max or 12 mini, you’ve got a couple more weeks to go. Both of those devices will be available for pre-order starting November 6th and will launch in Canada on the 13th.
Best 75-inch TV for 2020: TCL, Samsung, LG and Sony compared – CNET
While aremains an ever-popular size, if you feel like you’re ready for an upgrade, the most common next step is to check out 75-inch models. It’s a size available in a lot of the — even those fancy OLED TVs (technically they’re 77 inches, but they’re still included on this list).
If you’re choosing between an excellent 65-inch model or a 75-inch set that performs a bit worse, but has a comparable cost —! More than a slight increase in color accuracy, image quality, viewing angle or any smart functionality, stepping up in TV screen size is the best use of your money. I’m not advising you to get a 75-inch TV that doesn’t perform well enough to satisfy you, however. That’s where the reviews come in: to help you decide just how much money to spend.
The list below represents the best TVs I’ve reviewed in CNET’s test lab, where I compare them side by side to see which is most worth buying. In, and as usual, I’ve actually reviewed the 65-inch sizes in the series listed below. That said, the 75-inch versions are basically identical beyond screen size.
Here are my latest recommendations, which I update as I review new TVs, with the following notes to keep in mind.
No TV I’ve ever tested offers this much picture quality for this little cash. The 2020 TCL 6-Series has even better image quality than its predecessor, thanks to mini-LED tech and well-implemented full-array local dimming that helps it run circles around just about any other TV at this price. It’s also a solid choice for gamers with a new THX mode that combines low input lag and high contrast. As if that’s not enough, the Roku TV operating system is our hands-down favorite.
What’s that you say? You just want the best TV in this size class, money no object? Here you go. In my side-by-side tests, the 2020 LG CX is the best TV I’ve ever reviewed, barely beating its 2019 predecessor. OLED TVs don’t come in a 75-inch size, so this 77-inch model is the closest equivalent.
Splitting the difference between the two models above in price and picture quality, his TCL features Mini-LED, a technology that isn’t found on any other TV currently available. The result is superb picture quality that outdoes any other LCD-based TV we’ve tested, although it doesn’t quite hit OLED levels. And just like the 6-Series above, it uses the Roku smart TV system.
Samsung sells more TVs than anyone and our favorite for 2020 is the Q80T series. Its sleek design stands out compared to the other TVs on this list — although the ultra-thin LG CX OLED is even sleeker — and it also offers excellent image quality, next-gen gaming connectivity and a great smart TV system. The TVs above are superior values but if you want a Samsung anyway, this is a great choice.
Roku is our favorite platform for streaming apps like Netflix, and it’s even better baked into this 75-inch TV. Image quality on this TCL can’t beat any of the models above — its 4K UHD screen resolution and HDR compatibility don’t do anything to help the picture — but it’s perfectly fine for most people, especially at this price.
Other stuff to know about buying a new TV
I’m pretty sure you’d be happy with any one of the TVs above, but a new smart TV set can be a big investment, so maybe you’re looking for a bit more information. Here’s a quick and dirty list.
- 2020 has been a strange year and many new TVs are shipping late. A few of the TVs on this list are still 2019 models, but I expect to review more 2020 TVs soon.
- On the other hand, since TVs are generally a mature technology, the new models may not include major upgrades over the 2019 versions. Most buyers will still be perfectly happy with a 2019 TV, especially since they’re generally cheaper.
- If you don’t like the built-in smart TV system, you can always add a media streamer for more content. They’re cheap and easy to use, and receive updates more frequently than most smart TVs. See the best media streamers here.
- Most TVs have built-in speakers with terrible sound quality, so it’s worthwhile to pair your new set with a soundbar or other speaker system. Good ones start at around $100. See the best sound bars here.
Looking for even more info? Here’s everything to know (and more) about.
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Buy an iPhone 12 and get 50 percent off an iPhone 11 with financing at Rogers – MobileSyrup
Rogers is offering a new iPhone 12 deal that’s great for couples.
If you purchase an iPhone 12, you can now get 50 percent off an iPhone 11 64GB with financing on a Rogers Infinite plan. With 50 percent off, you’d then pay $18.23 per month for two years instead of $36.46. This deal is only valid if you’re also financing the iPhone 12. Additionally, the offer is only available for new activations or if you’re upgrading.
You can learn more about this deal here.
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