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Today, Apple made the official announcement for the iPhone event to be held on September 10. The event is expected to announce the much anticipated iPhone 5S, a colorful range of iPhone 5C‘s, and the updated iOS 7 operating system. Each time there is an official invitation, many skeptics try to predict what exactly is meant by every little piece of graphical evidence on the image. However, some people spend their time more creatively by creating wallpapers.

In a special mid-week wallpaper update, we are pleased to post copies of Bas van der Ploeg’s originals, created exclusively for the September Apple event. If you are as excited as I am, take a look past the fold for the first chance to download full resolution originals…


Taking inspiration from the invitation, van der Ploeg quickly took to recreating, with a special twist, the Apple event invitation. A designer by trade, van der Ploeg hosts his own gallery, designs icons, and can be found via Twitter @basvanderploeg. Make sure to check out his other wallpaper downloads as well.

For a slight variation, @Surenix also posted some excellent wallpapers, hosted on his Dribbble account.

Bas van der Ploeg iOS6 Apple iPhone 5S event preview  Bas van der Ploeg iOS7 Apple iPhone 5S event preview

iPhone 5: iOS 6 (left); iOS 7 (right)

iPad: full retina

For those wondering, the iOS 7 version allows space for the clock and unlock text. Also, the iPhone 5 versions are appropriate for all previous iPhones. Simply double tap the image when setting as wallpaper for an automatic adjustment. Finally, the retina iPad version fits all previous iPad’s, including the mini.


Tap the corresponding image above and wait for the full resolution to load. Once loaded, on your iOS device tap and hold. Then, save a copy, which appears in the Camera Roll. From the Camera Roll or, set the new images as either Lock or Home screen images. From your desktop, right click the full image and save it to your iTunes sync folder.

If you love to check out new wallpapers, make sure you visit the iDownloadBlog Wallpapers of the Week section, which is updated every Sunday.

What do you guys think? I love these new images. Any last minute announcement predictions?

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  • Peter Cao

    Can I get one without the Apple logo? For the Home screen?

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Yes, would b nicer.

  • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp


    • Rickm_jr


      • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp


      • Rickm_jr


    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      There’s no need (at least on iOS 7). On iOS 7 iOS will automatically smart zoom the image to fit correctly. If however you are on iOS 6 an image editor like Photoshop Touch should be able to resize it no problem at all.

      • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp

        But the time and “Slide to unlock” will overlap the colored circles.

    • bn326160

      Reading is hard.
      “Also, the iPhone 5 versions are appropriate for all previous iPhones. Simply double tap the image when setting as wallpaper for an automatic adjustment.”

    • seyss

      lol at your name

  • Keyan Fayaz

    It’d be nice to have these for iphone 4/4s so it doesnt mess up the resolution or placement of the photo when im putting it as a wallpaper

  • Jae

    Looks nice- thanks :’)

    • DevXav

      omg you only have 6% battery left!!!

    • Jonathan

      Nice touch with the LED light on 🙂

  • Mohannad Marwan Al Amad

    can you make a wallpaper for iPhone 4S (iOS 7) please

  • Anthony Antunez

    How about a version with a black background for those of us with black iPhones?

    • chumawumba

      Made this in photoshop for you.

      • Anthony Antunez

        Awesome! Thanks 😉

      • chumawumba

        No problem! I was making them for personal use when I saw your comment. I realized others must have wanted them too so I put them out in the public.

      • Anthony Antunez

        Don’t want to be a bother but you think you can make them with a white Apple logo too?

      • chumawumba


      • Anthony Antunez

        Thank you!!!!

      • chumawumba

        No prob. I love graphic design.

      • Jonathan

        I do as well. Could you share how you made those? Only if you used Photoshop. That’s all I have. 😉

      • chumawumba

        What I did was open up Photoshop CC and use magic eraser to remove all the white, and then I used the Paint Bucket Tool to fill in all the empty space. It took literally less than a minute. as for the white Apple logo, I found an Apple logo online, and put it over the black one. And then I put a white color overlay on the other Apple logo.

      • Jonathan

        That’s awesome! Thank you!!

  • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp

    Here’s one i made for the 4/4s. 😀

    • Jonathan

      Can you please tell me how you made that? I’m assuming Photoshop.

      • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp

        Yes, Photoshop CS6. 😀

      • Jonathan

        Is it possible you provide short instructions? I’m trying to learn as much as I can about it.

      • The_Rise_Of_The_Shrimp

        Youtube is your friend 😉

      • Jonathan

        Short enough.

  • chumawumba

    Black versions

    • Jem Roxas

      The one for ipad mini please. Black version. Thanks! 😀

      • chumawumba

        Okay but let me clarify two things: iOS6 wallpaper, or iOS 7? And what color Apple logo?

      • chumawumba

        What color apple logo?

      • Jem Roxas

        iOS 6 black apple logo. Thanks!

      • chumawumba

        Sorry for the delay, got caught up on a bit of work.

      • Jem Roxas

        Thanks man!

  • Cumali Tekin


  • iAppleTech

    If you don’t want the apple logo, just edit the picture in Photoshop and boom 🙂

    • chumawumba

      It’s not that easy.

  • ItzEddie

    Quite nice really, looks to busy on the home screen if you have lots of Apps though. Reminds me that I wish Apple had made a dark version of the UI for Black Phones etc.

  • Nel Neldz

    Beautiful . ^_^

  • Mismagius

    :T hmmm. ……I am the only one who finds these wallpapers kind of boring? No? Anyone? okay……..

    • Abdl

      No! The wallpaper sucks! I dont know why so many people are ‘into’ it

    • leart za jmi

      Boring? I cant imagine using one of those even for 5 minutes

  • Schalkb

    Would love a fullHD size for my G S4 please!

  • andy

    whats the difference with ios 6 and ios 7 for that wallpapers, and they look good on ios 7 thanks! 😀

  • andy


  • Kevin Osborne

    I hate that the iPhone 4/4S are always left in the dark with these wallpapers now. I know I can just crop them but it’s nicer when they’re already sized perfectly like you guys used to do. 🙁

  • Horrid Baby Names

    Do you have one of the dots without the apple logo?