Mario Britten splash

A majority of our previous Wallpapers of the Week centered around iPhone and we hope to show some love in the iPad direction, especially as the iPad event goes live this Tuesday, October 22, at 10:00AM PST. If you have not taken a look at our recap for the event, there is an excellent summary post, which includes all of the rumors and expectations for the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. Barring a last minute leak, which tend to be false anyway, I would wager a guess: there will be no surprises on Tuesday.

As excitement surrounding the Apple media invitation took to the internet last week, I featured several artists’ invitation renditions, formatted for iPhone and iPad. If you missed out, check out the invitation inspired wallpapers from last week before heading into the current selection by Mario Britten… 

Wallpapers

Readers who keep a close watch on the Wallpapers of the Week section, read through my minor rant about iOS 7 blurry wallpapers a couple of weeks back. In an effort to expand the offerings, I posted photograph wallpapers and received many reader submissions in that category.

Today, the featured submission came from Mario Britten of Bavaria. This young iPhone photographer snapped a beautiful and detailed image of a pink water lily with his iPhone 5s. His image is not only a great artistic shot, but proof the iPhone 5s camera can capture stunning images, even when operated by an average consumer. Below are three great options, two iPhone and one iPad version. The images are extraordinarily large, but should play well with the parallax effect in iOS 7.

Water Lily Mario Britten iPhone 5 preview Water Lily Mario Britten left iPhone 5 preview

Water Lily Mario Britten iPad preview

iPhone 5: top left; top right

iPad: download

Submitting

We are keeping the wallpapers alive with excellent submissions from the readers! YOU, are a reader and if you have some great wallpapers that are original items, whether created in Photoshop, In Design, or snapped a picture with your iPhone, we want to see your great images.

Make sure when you submit, there need to be at least two different images and they must be formatted for iPhone and/or iPad. Catch up with me on Twitter @jim_gresham or email them as attachments to jim@iDownloadBlog.com. If you are unsure of the resolutions here is a little help:

iPhone 5/s/c: 640×1136; for parallax, at least 740×1392

iPad: 2048×2048; for parallax, at least 2848×2848

Downloading

When the full resolution image loads, tap hold on the screen. When prompted, save the image to Camera Roll and access them from either Photos.app or Settings.app. Then set to either Lock screen or Home screen. From a desktop computer, right click and save the image to the iTunes sync folder.

  • Bradley Wyatt

    Terrible

    • Mario Britten

      :'(

      • n00b

        stop trying to hide that you are homosexual

      • Mario Britten

        do me a favor go get a life and miss me with your bullsh*t, noob

    • Jo

      Most people on iDB are male so they won’t like this one but females will.

  • ::/DeltaStylez::

    They look almost the same as the one from the orginal apple wallpapers for iPhone

    • Σαλαη αββας

      Not at all

  • Jonathan

    Nice, but not uh, manly, lol.

  • abdullah575

    i have iPhone 4 running iOS 4 !!

    • Sect

      Your greatest achievement in life.

    • omrishtam

      here, a coockie

      • blastingbigairs

        Here, a dictionary.

      • omrishtam

        LOL sorry 😀

      • blastingbigairs

        Just being a smarta**, I could not resist. 🙂

      • omrishtam

        you prefer it as – “cockie”? 😀

      • Σαλαη αββας

        How is it going with your iphone 5s , did you find in it what you wanted

      • omrishtam

        the story is that i ordered it to my dad’s cusin house and i took advantage of that my granny just flew there to visit him so she supposed to bring it to me in less than 2 day :D……by saying it has arrived i ment it has arrived his house….. :/ she is returning in a bit less than 2 days.
        so i dunno yet D: …….damn i was never so hyped about something in my intire life 😀

      • Jonathan

        I cracked up reading your comment LOL

    • David Gitman

      I have the original iphone running IOS 3!!

    • Farbod

      Just one question, does it run as fast and smooth as iPhone 5 on iOS 7?

      • abdullah575

        no its very slow !!

    • i have an iPod touch 5g running 6.1.3

    • andy

      Hahaha lol

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      I have iPhone 2G running iOS 3!

  • blastingbigairs

    Nice, but I like chicks.

  • jocastro

    why do you guys do wallpaper of the week anyways? i don’t think much people are interested because you can make everything a wallpaper when it comes to iphones… in my opinion, i think you guys are finding ways to keep people interested.. this is definitely not a way to do it..

    FYI, this is a ugly picture and i myself can find a way way way way way way way better picture then this.

    • David Gitman

      the wallpaper section is awesome. please shut up

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Beauty is not definite nor precise. It might differ, people can have diffrent opinions. I am more than sad to say that you might have lost the understanding and the visioning behind human mind.

  • chumawumba

    I doubt any girls come to this website

    • Σαλαη αββας

      well my sister comments here sometimes but using my
      Account – yeah I need to change my password –

  • slikmystar

    U tried too hard mate

  • n00b

    Too gay for me, thanks

    • Mario Britten

      no offense but die

      • n00b

        no offense but are you homosexual?

      • Mario Britten

        of course not

      • JimGresham

        Don’t let them bother you. Haters will hate.

      • Likers will like.

      • blastingbigairs

        All lies.

  • Jjmaya

    Better

    • Jonathan

      + brightness – white = perfect

      • Jjmaya

        Is this any better? Any comment is appreciated 🙂

      • Jonathan

        Much!! =D
        If you’re using Photoshop, I think I have a couple more ideas. Increase saturation (Ctrl + U), then decrease shadow (image>adjustments>shadows/highlights)
        then you got a professional photo! 🙂

      • Jjmaya

        I’m using snapseed both of my computers are not working 🙁 , but i’ll try my best at editing it 😀 thanks

      • Jonathan

        Would you mind if I downloaded it and reuploaded it then?

      • Jjmaya

        Go ahead, no problem 😀

      • Jonathan

        thanks!

      • Jjmaya

        Did you finish it?

      • Jonathan

        hehe….forgot….. uh, one minute. 😛

      • Jjmaya

        Didn’t even notice those things! Haha well it’s better, you’ve got some skills man

      • Jonathan

        Thanks. 🙂 I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 5, and starting Photoshoping at 10. 😛
        Do you have Instagram? If so, I could post it, and of course, give you the credit of taking it. I’m trying to start and take other people’s photos and edit them and post them. If you have Instagram, would you mind if I did that? It doesn’t matter if you don’t. Also, if you so have it, what’s your username?

      • Jjmaya

        Wow,sure man no problem 🙂 my username is jjmaya

      • Jonathan

        K, here we go. Changed shadows, and gave it a touch up. A couple things I’m guessing you didn’t know.
        A. There’s a man in the water in the middle right section of the sea.
        B. A bird at the left of the picture right above the water line
        C. Two antennas on the right part of the picture over the sea line.
        I got rid of those, so you can see it without looking at an older one. 😛

  • Kenny Woodard

    So glad to be back on 6.1.3 .. iOS 7 is painful to use on the iPhone 4. Never thought I’d be so happy to downgrade.

    • Chris Gilmore

      how did you downgrade? My gf has the iPhone 4 and would love to downgrade. Could you tell me please? Or refer me to the article on here that will tell me. Never had a 4 so I never paid attention to any phones before 4S.

      • Kenny Woodard

        Go to evasionjailbreak(dot)org they have an article on it. There is also a YouTube vid. She would have needed to have saved iOS 6.1.3 shsh blobs or lower in order for this to work. It’s explained in the article. Good luck!

  • Mario Britten

    yes thank you for your support but i just couldn’t leave that there.

  • Just one question: perfect.

  • yes thank you for your support but i just couldn’t leave that there.