📲 iOS 18 will let you create custom emoji, recolour App icons and place them anywhere


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Hey Geeks! Dhvanesh here, your friendly neighborhood Apple enthusiast and editor-in-chief of iGeeksBlog+.


Welcome to another exciting edition of our weekly newsletter! This week, we're exploring the latest buzz surrounding Apple's upcoming innovations. The future of iOS and iPhone looks incredibly promising, with some groundbreaking features and enhancements on the horizon.

With iOS 18, unleash your creativity with custom emojis, revamped app icons, and a more flexible home screen. Imagine the fun of designing your own unique emojis and customizing your device like never before!

Next, we explore the potential game-changer that the iPhone 17 Ultra could be. It might just redefine our smartphone experience once again. Lastly, the iPhone 16 is set to impress with a dramatically improved battery life. Thanks to innovative new designs and materials, you might soon find yourself charging your phone far less frequently.

As always, thank you for being a valued reader. Your enthusiasm and support keep us motivated to bring you the latest and greatest in tech news.


In this issue, you'll find:

💡 3 Things To Know This Week

⚙️ 3 Hacks You Should Try This Week

🔌 MagSafe Monday

📲 3 Apps You Should Download This Week

🖼️ Wallpaper of The Week


💡 3 Things To Know This Week

🔥 iOS 18 will let you create custom emoji, recolor App icons, and place them anywhere link

  • Apple will allow users to change the color of app icons in ‌iOS 18‌. For example, "You can make all your social icons blue or finance-related ones green."
  • Along with that, ‌iOS 18‌ will allow users to place apps anywhere on the home screen's grid.
  • Another potential use of AI technology will come to Messages, with the app gaining the ability to suggest new custom emojis based on what the user is texting. This would be in addition to the ever-expanding library of standard emojis, which work across various platforms.

👀 iPhone 17 Ultra could be the next iPhone X moment link

  • As per the latest reporting, next year's iPhone 17 might bring with it another iPhone X-style moment. A new ultra-thin iPhone model is said to be the new highest-end model, perhaps sporting the name iPhone 17 Ultra.
  • The iPhone 17 Ultra could be the next big leap in iPhone design, featuring a futuristic slim design and a next-level camera system.
  • The iPhone 17 lineup will receive a significantly upgraded front-facing camera, moving from 12MP to 24MP. However, as part of the redesign, the rear cameras could be relocated from the upper-left corner of the phone’s back to the top center.
  • There may also be exclusive new software features tailored for the Ultra model, making it a premium choice for tech enthusiasts and status seekers.

🔥 iPhone 16 battery could last hugely longer, with new design and materials link

  • Battery life is perhaps the most vital part of the iPhone experience. This is what the rumor mill expects will change power-wise with the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro series.
  • The iPhone 16 is expected to have a longer-lasting battery with capacity changes and design tweaks.
  • Apple is rumored to be considering new materials and technologies to improve battery performance and sustainability. Production of iPhone batteries is also expanding in India to support the supply chain.

⚙️ 3 Hacks You Should Try This Week

1️⃣ How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone or iPad link

  • I love video content, but there are many times when I prefer to play YouTube in the background on my iPhone or iPad. This means that I can use other apps or even lock my device while still listening to the video’s audio.
  • Of course, this feature is only available for YouTube Premium users at the moment.
  • However, this guide will explain how to play YouTube videos in the background even without a premium subscription.

2️⃣ How to Turn a Video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad link

  • You can easily turn video clips into GIFs on your iPhone and iPad using Apple's Shortcuts app.
  • Just open the app, search for "Video to GIF," select your video, trim if needed, and save or share your GIF. For more customization options, consider using the free GIPHY app for stickers and effects.
  • This guide will explain both methods in detail.

3️⃣ Master Your iPhone: 12 Proven Productivity Tricks You Need to Know! link

  • This video shares 12 helpful tips and tricks to boost productivity on the iPhone, including using Siri for reminders and utilizing shortcuts for quick actions.
  • These tips involve features like creating reminder lists, saving emails for later, and customizing app shortcuts for efficiency. By following these suggestions, users can streamline their workflow and make the most of their iPhone capabilities.

🔌 MagSafe Monday

🔋Spigen Smart Fold 2

Unlock the full potential of your MagSafe Wallet with the Smart Fold 2.

  • This innovative accessory offers more space and versatility with a kickstand that adjusts to your viewing preferences. Its anti-slip spider web pattern ensures a secure grip, addressing concerns about material quality. While it holds up to three cards, it lacks space for additional IDs. However, its built-in kickstand and strong MagSafe magnet make it a practical choice for everyday use. The Smart Fold 2 delivers durability and functionality at an affordable price, making it a standout option in the world of MagSafe accessories.
  • When it comes to MagSafe accessories, durability and functionality are paramount. The Smart Fold 2 excels in both aspects. Its polyurethane leather construction promises longevity, while the pre-molded card slot prevents stretching over time. However, it accommodates only three cards.
  • In conclusion, the Spigen Smart Fold 2 combines practicality with affordability, offering users a reliable MagSafe solution without breaking the bank.

📲 3 Apps You Should Download This Week

1️⃣ GetYourGuide: Travel & Tickets link

  • Super-smart travel companion GetYourGuide knows the best places to go, the best times to go there, and the information you need to make your trip terrific. It opens with one simple question: where are you going? Choose a destination and date to discover what’s on and to book everything from airport transfers to guided tours.
  • What you may love: Rock-star access. If you’re planning to visit the Vatican on your next trip to Rome, for example, the app often has discounted tickets for various guided tours available. Many of these tickets not only get you in, but they also enable you to bypass a queue that can be hours long.
  • A quick tip: Looking for foodie hotspots in New York or a Harry Potter tour in London? Handy filters can help you find what you’re after. Head to the Discover tab, type in your destination and scroll down to the “All activities” section. Tap the Filters icon to narrow your search, selecting from options such as Time, Destinations, Categories, and Languages.

2️⃣ Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat link

  • Fight or flight? The choice is easy in Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat. In the mobile debut of the over-the-top console franchise, slash and blast through a monster-infested gothic city as Dante, Nero, Lady, and other fan-favorite demon-slayers. Delve into a darkly funny story campaign, tangle with foes in PvP arenas – whatever it takes to send baddies scattering.
  • What you may love: The fantastically fluid combat. Swap between heroes on the fly as you launch enemies skyward and deal thunderous sword strikes. Unleash eye-popping ultimate skills – such as Dante’s shapeshifting Devil Trigger – to bring down towering Minotaurs and giant griffins. Mayhem abounds, and it’s always gorgeous. Jackpot!
  • A quick tip: Characters with firearms are great against small, flying opponents like the Devil Choir. With her trusty weapon, Lady can zip around a room and eliminate evil cherubs from a distance while evading their magical attacks.

3️⃣ Train Conductor World link

  • Reel in the ocean's mysterious bounty in Creatures of the Deep. Take the helm of a small vessel and navigate idyllic waters, casting your fishing line to see what might bite. As in real life, fishing in this game requires patience, so chill out, enjoy being on the water, and master your technique.
  • You may love completing challenges and chatting with other seafarers. Clearing up the plastic bags, bottles, and other rubbish in the ocean is even better. You can then exchange your wares for coins, invest profits in new fishing rods, upgrade your boat, or temporarily luck.
  • Quick tip for you: Expand your collection of unique aquatic creatures by adopting multiple techniques – some species favor the proactive angler, while others reward those who wait. As your fishing prowess improves, you can make your name by catching one of the elusive sea monsters lurking in the depths.

🖼️ Wallpaper of The Week

22 Cool black wallpapers for your iPhone

Inspired by various artworks on the internet, our in-house designers have created a set of exclusive black iPhone wallpapers. From abstract designs to stunning scenes, we’ve got something for everyone.

Inspired by various artworks on the internet, our in-house designers have created a set of exclusive black iPhone wallpapers. From abstract designs to stunning scenes, we’ve got something for everyone.


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Dhvanesh
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