Apple is getting more friendly with trade-ins, Gmail improves its inbox and new LG G4 specs are rumored. This and more past the break.
Apple has always been very exclusive about welcoming anything that is not made by them, but there is one thing they should be more open about. That would be accepting non-Apple smartphones as trade-ins, which is something they are now opening up more to.
The Cupertino-based company is now allowing people to trade in Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices. Any user can bring said devices in and get credit towards a new iPhone. Likewise, you can now trade in any computer for credit towards a Mac PC.
This new program is only available with retail locations, which is a bit unfortunate, but Apple is making big moves here.
Opinion: Are you taking in your device for a trade? It’s an easy way to get some cash for your phone without having to look around for a buyer. We have all heard them Craigslist stories!
Gmail for mobile has been supporting non-Gmail accounts for some time, but we all know it can be a mess to have to look through multiple accounts. Today’s Gmail for Android update brings in a feature that will be god-sent for those who take advantage of multiple email accounts.
Google has introduced an “All inboxes” option that will aggregate all your new email. All emails will now be threaded, as well. Whether it’s a Google account or not.
Opinion: I am actually quite excited about this. I happen to use about 7 different email accounts, so this will make it much easier to get things done.
We have no clue when the LG G4 will be leaked, but we can definitely tell you what the mean internet highways tell us about the phone. A new benchmark has been leaked. The protagonist? Of course, the LG G4, a phone that is expected to be among the best in 2015.
The benchmark comes from GFXBench and depicts a device with a 5.5-inch 2560x1440p display, a 1.8 GHz six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, an Adreno 418 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and a couple cameras set at 15/7 MP.
Opinion: I suppose the weirdest part here is that LG is opting for a Snapdragon 808 processor instead of an 810. Why would this be? It’s true that the 808 will be less power hungry, but it will also be less powerful. It’s weird to make a decision like this for a phone that is meant to be a high-end handset. Do remember these are still just rumors, though.