Wallpapers of the week: love is in the Air

By , Feb 2, 2014

Love is in the Air by AR7 splash

This week Apple took to their online store, promoting the latest in suggested Valentine’s Day presents for friends, loved ones, and significant others. In this particular splash image, an iPad Air hovered above a heart shadow with a very pink wallpaper.

I did not think much of the wallpaper used to advertise Apple’s latest tablet, until I began receiving tweets asking about the image. Several dedicated iDB readers know that I collect wallpaper images for this very post. Every Sunday, in the Wallpapers of the Week section, the best images that are stumbled across or sent over, receive highlight in the post. Causing such a stir, I assumed we could all lower our masculine preferences for a week and celebrate pink…

Wallpapers

As I mentioned, it was quite a popular image and three individual readers submitted their version of the wallpaper to me throughout the week. So as to not discourage creativity, I found it prudent to post the different versions, which vary only slightly from each other.

Variation 1: First up, is graphic artist AR7, who is becoming well know around the wallpaper section. Last week, I took a look at AR7′s new, free wallpaper app and highlighted his newest iPhone theme, Style HD. Just below is AR7′s rendition of Apple’s pink wall, which he termed “Apple St. Valentine.” Follow him @AR72014.

Apple St Valentine by AR7 iPhone 5 preview

Download Variation 1: iPhone 5/s/c; iPhone 4/s

Variation 2: Next, Jon Berry also recreated the wallpaper with a very slightly textured design, opting to provide a smooth transition from a tangerine orange to pink to red. Jon, thankfully, created one for iPad as well. Find him on Twitter @jonnyb098 and check out his blog.

air-valentine_iPhone-jon-berry-preview

Download Variation 2: iPhone 5/s/c; iPad retina

Variation 3Finally, the last batch is from @afrokat980. Opting out of any texture, his wallpapers are simply a smooth gradient from top to bottom. Unlike the others, these are not parallax ready, but with just solid colors, there should be limited to no distortion. Catch him on Twitter @afrokat980.

Love is in the Air iPhone Afrokat preview

Download Variation 3: iPhone 5/s/c; iPad retina

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Well, there really is something for everyone in this post! Now, to get them on your device, select which variation you love the most and tap your device named below the thumbnail. After loading the full resolution image, tap hold, then save to Camera Roll. From either Photos.app or Settings.app, set your new pink beauty to wallpaper and enjoy. From a desktop, right click save the image into your iTunes sync folder.

Who loves the new pink wallpaper that Apple created? Did you guys prefer the textured walls or just the plain gradient above? Here’s to being man enough to rock a pink wallpaper.

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  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    “Meh”

    —Jeff Benjamin

  • Framboogle

    Thats it?

    LAME.

  • Richard Gomez

    Honestly i enjoy looking forward every week for this segment but, you could have done better. Im just saying that all three are similar regardless of the tiny differences and i am dissapointed. Others might be happy but there are going to be a lot of people who wont like the fact that these all look way too similar. Well looks like im just going to have to wait for next weeks article. Hope everyone enjoys their day and have fun watching the superbowl!

    • JimGresham

      Feel free to submit your original artwork to me via email for consideration: jim[at]idownloadblog[dot]com

  • mhchehade

    Too girly !

  • James Allen

    Saying nothing is better then saying negative comments. Start your own site if u don’t like what u see or like. This world would be a better place if more people would be more humble.

    • illK†Δ

      Without constructive criticism, iDB wouldn’t know what to post and what not to post :) I love iDB follow the whole team on twitter, just sometimes don’t agree with what they post

      • Umut Bilgiç

        As a matter fact most of the comments are like, “LAAAME”, “GAAAY” or “UGLYY”.. 99% non-constructive critisism is offensive against IDB and disturbing for responsiblr readers.

      • Tom

        I totally agree Umut.

        Constructive criticism would be ‘I don’t like this becuase…
        It would be much better if you had…’

        Comments like ‘Lame!’ don’t help at all.

        Personally, I don’t like this selection all that much, but I’m not going to cry about it, because I know there might be some people (espacially the female readers) who might like them.

  • David Gitman

    Too much female for me

  • Allen Greathouse

    These are by far the worst wallpapers featured.

  • http://josteinliverod.com/ Jostein Liverød

    Sweet!

  • Max Rojas

    lmao their complaining because they are lonely!

  • Alan

    If your a girl there ok but this would just be screaming gayyyy for a guy

  • illK†Δ

    My honest opinion: Stop with the gradient. Stop now. This is all anyone ever sees. If I wanted gradient I could literally make my own in Photoshop >2 minutes. Could we have wallpapers of actual value, where it took real skill to make? I have the AR7 app since release, there are far better wallpapers than this.
    Not trying to be mean, just sayin’ it’s gotten old.

    • Question

      This is nice…

      • illK†Δ

        I like it! this is my lockscreen:

      • Lolwut

        What font is that? It’s nice!

      • illK†Δ

        Bariol Font iOS 7

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        This is mine. But it would look better with your wallpaper. Mind sharing it?

      • Kieran.Lillis

        How did you get your lock screen to look like that? It’s awesome!

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        i entered the world of reddit. now this lockscreen looks like garbage compared to my current setup. just google ios themes reddit. btw im using chronos using cydget.

      • vadovado

        hey, what battery tweak is that? nice!

      • Jimmy P

        Can you share your wallpaper please?

      • Michael

        What’s the tweak you used for the clock and date called?

      • tbdm147

        What lockscreen app are you using?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Just wow! Not a gradient or blurred background in sight!

  • https://twitter.com/Lexabia_ Lexabia

    So gay :/

    • Jeremy

      Photo says it all.

  • Jonathan

    Love it!—-If i Was a girl.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    At this point I feel like negative comments are being sent to get thumbs ups basically.

  • Youngthegiant

    This happens to work well with most icon sets (:

  • Myself

    My eyes are bleeding…
    They are very bad :(
    That’s just my opinion,I am sure that someone loves this type of wallpapers.