Wallpapers of the week: iOS 8 and OS X

By , Jun 1, 2014

iOS 8 wallpaper splash AR7 exact

Almost concurrently with the WWDC 2014 announcement, many fans began pointing me in the direction of wallpapers to match the designs. Several weeks ago, we posted an assortment of WWDC 2014 wallpapers, to much fanfare.

With the conference starting tomorrow, Apple began preparations at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The first glance of new product imagery comes with the hanging of banners, inside and out.  At the end of last week, Apple finalized their scene setting with iOS 8 and OS X banners. Inside, we included wallpapers inspired by the marketing images, submitted by fans…

Wallpapers

The iOS 8 wallpapers are inspired by water, matching the banners designed by Apple. A blue hue with ripples is also oddly reminiscent of iOS 6’s advertisement wallpaper. Additionally, the OS X imagery includes a mountain, which many have tried to locate, guessing names like OS X “Yosemite,” and “El Cap.” OS X version names shifted to local California inspired items with last year’s launch of Mavericks.

The featured wallpaper from above is designed by popular graphic artists, @AR72014, or AR7 for short. Over the past year, his images were frequently hosted in the Wallpapers of the Week section. I highly encourage you to download his iOS app, self titled “AR7,” which is dedicated to publishing all of his collection in a single location. Now, with his Deviant Art and Dribbble accounts run dry, the app is the only location to download his art.

iOS 8 Logo Wallpaper AR7 preview  iOS 8 Blank Wallpaper AR7 preview

Downloads by AR7: 8 logo; blank

WWDC Wallpaper AR7 preview  WWDC Wallpaper blank AR7 preview

Downloads by AR7: WWDC 2014; blank

iOS 8 Bars Saleem Usama preview  The Big 8 Wallpaper Saleem Usama preview

Downloads by @SaleemUsama: iOS 8 with bars; iOS 8 no bars; “Big 8

xx desktop wallpaper crazytechno preview

Downloads by crazytechno: desktop; iPhone 5/s/c; iPhone 5/s/c without “X”

UPDATE 6/8/14: The above image of El Capitan, titled “El Capitan Dares You” is originally photographed by Wasim Muklashy. You can view more information on his website and view multiple resolutions via InterfaceLift.com.

Downloading

To grab the high resolution version of each wallpaper, tap the corresponding link below the image. Once it loads, tap hold on your iOS device, and save the image to Camera Roll. It can then be accessed via Settings.app or Photos.app and made the wallpaper. Alternatively, right click the full image from a desktop and save them to your iTunes sync folder.

Thanks to our avid readers for pointing these out! Next week we will be posting a first year anniversary article for the Wallpapers of the Week section! It promises to be a giant round up of some past favorites, excellent reader submissions, and even a few new ones.

Do not forget to come back tomorrow for full WWDC 2014 coverage and watch the keynote streaming live on various platforms. Keep the chatter alive, in the comment section below.

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  • Tsk

    Damn I have to wait til iOS 14 for a new design.

    • John

      What are you on about?
      New design of what, exactly?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        He is asking for a new design of Safari icon.. -_-

    • John

      Oh right, new account + first comment = troll.
      Gotcha.

      • leart

        Haha, exactly,,,,,
        apple is the main target of trolls :)

      • Damian

        Really? Someone would put so much effort to make one silly comment?

      • Blablablabla

        It takes like 3 seconds to make an account…see I just did it.

      • Damian

        Ok I see that.

        And the point of this would be to make a silly comment so that other people call you a troll

      • ins0mniac1

        I’ll never cease to be amazed by the lengths some people go to, just to be an asshole.

      • Rickm_jr

        There’s this mystical place called Reddit where it is said this happens every time someone in the world hits the spacebar

  • Steve Zou

    Getting these out of those shots.
    Could only say: Smooth

  • rockdude094

    Would be cool if iOS 8 gets customization options and tweaks. We all know thats not gonna happen right folks ?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Considering Apples tagline for the event is “Write the code, change the world” it would be pretty weird if a little more customisation wasn’t going to be allowed since how are you supposed to change the world by writing code if the code that you can write is limited…

      • rockdude094

        Im not losing my jb if iOS 8 looks and works the same way, at least i can customize my own phone.

      • Andy

        Hopefully there can be easier interaction between different apps. Also, maybe something similar to widgets? That would be cool.

      • andy

        Maybe will see tomorrow :)!

      • John

        Aiden, can you leave this website…you provide too much logic and reasoning in your responses and I’m not used to seeing it in replies from people.

        PS: Could “write code. change world” maybe refer to a new platform…say TV (maybe not since that product really wouldn’t change the world), but maybe changing the way the world looks at wearables might work.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Aiden, can you leave this website…you provide too much logic and reasoning in your responses and I’m not used to seeing it in replies from people.

        Sorry I’m not the minimalist you’d like me to be

        PS: Could “write code. change world” maybe refer to a new platform…say TV (maybe not since that product really wouldn’t change the world), but maybe changing the way the world looks at wearables might work.

        Could very well be the case but if the rumours are right about no hardware being show then certainly not. Again I’m using logic. Sorry…

      • John

        I didn’t mean this in a negative way, I think it’s refreshing to see that someone can apply logic and though without blindly DEMANDING that Apple do this, or Apple do that. Thank you.

        Yeah, look, I think I am going to have to agree with you to an extent, there are many rumours that Apple want to open up iOS more to users along with a smoother integration the way Apps talk to either other.

        I think either way, tomorrow is going to be very interesting and very exciting if you are a fan of iOS and OS X.

      • Sachin

        Maybe … Maybe we could see file manager. Haha.

      • andy

        Haha :’) maybe man !

      • andy

        Yeah well we will see what happens tomorrow, everyone has their own opinions, i have my own opinion on apple :) “write the code, change the world” its mystery. Who know’s hehe im excited. Yes i hope better app integration, multitasking and all.

  • Guest

    I also made a iOS 8 wallpaper, for a high res version check my twitter: @Stijn_D3SIGN

    • Brian Brown

      Woah, sick man! Thanks alot :)

    • andy

      Cheers for another awesome wallpaper of the week! :) suits my device best as well.!

      • Stijn

        Thanks man!

    • Prajeth Nagaraja

      do you have a version without the 8?

  • Guest

    I also made a iOS 8 wallpaper, check out my twitter for a high res version! @Stijn_D3SIGN

  • Stijn

    I also made a iOS 8 wallpaper! For a high res version check my twitter at @Stijn_D3SIGN!

    • andy

      Please don’t tell me your copied and re post the others dude wallpaper he made….

      • Michael Hulet

        …He’s the same guy

      • Stijn

        I’m the same person, look at my twitter, it’s the same logo

      • andy

        Ah my bad lel haha. :P

    • http://www.iamic0n1c.com/ ic0n1c

      do u have one without the 8?

  • Stijn

    Sorry for the multiple post :/

  • Brandon Higgins

    This looks so nice!

    • Akos Kokeny

      Could you please tell us what theme is that? Thanks in advance!

      • Brandon Higgins

        It’s a paid theme called Colod!

    • Jeffrey

      That battery life tweak is awesome!

    • Brian Brown

      hell yeah!

    • andy

      That looks spectacularly awesome! :).

  • Jonathan Chiapas

    Thanks guys, but is there any way you can talk to sure nix?? We want sure nix’s one :/

  • http://www.twitter.com/ddn2003 Daniel

    Why aren’t the 2 by AR7 proper iPhone 5/5s/5c size (1136×640)?

    • Michael Hulet

      So it works well with Parallax

  • Alan

    They look pretty dope

    • Alain

      What theme is that? Thanks in advance :)

      • Alan

        Ayeris ^

      • Alain

        Is it paid?

      • Alan

        Yea

  • Christian Mejía

    That OSX one is just beautiful!

  • test_11

    Where’s iPad wallpaper of iOS 8?? ://

  • test_11

    Where’s iPad wallpaper of iOS 8?? :(

  • Jason

    gorgeous thanks for posting!

  • leart

    Nice ones perfectly on ios 7 style :)

  • Sachin

    I think water based live wallpapers are coming.

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    Hope you like them

    • Brian Brown

      damn.. these are tight too!

  • Brian Brown

    Wow, this weeks wallpapers essentially displays the elegance of my lock and homescreen now. Pretty sweet!

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    Has anyone seen that leaked video of iphone 6 leaked slides for wwdc. It’s all over on the web. I don’t know it’s fake or what. :P

  • 7ossyn

    ^_~

  • Andrew Roth

    They should’ve named last year’s after another cat. This year new design should become OS XI and started the California name theme.

  • Guest

    My iPhone

  • Guest

    my iphone theme

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I’m rocking the first one without the 8… I like it a lot. But I think each new major iOS update introduces new wallpapers as well, so maybe iDB can check some of those out (if there are any new ones) and maybe highlight them? That would be fantastic, if it possible, thanks! :D

  • andy

    Wow great way to hit off with ios 8 wallpaper of the week as WWDC is tomorrow!!! im pumped, can’t wait any more longer ! :D

  • andy

    These wallpaper amazingly best suits my device, thanks for all your effort by editing, cropping and making it suitable for everyone :) i thank ya developers! :) im very impressed.

  • Straw hat

    This iOS 8 wallpaper seems to look more nice on the lockscreen, not saying the ones you guys posted are bad

    • andy

      We know what you mean by haha :).

    • andy

      The os x 10.10 wallpaper, would that suit lockscreen or homescreen best, what suits u ?

  • mrhieu2903

    How about… iOS 8 wallpaper on Desktop?

  • Matt

    These look sick

    • Alex Santillan

      UFFF! Can you share that wallpaper??

      • Matt

        Here is the original picture so when I pushed “set as wallpaper” I moved the picture to the right so I can see just enough if the car as well as the M3 emblem. And the best part – no quality is lost when the image is zoomed in!
        Here you go.

      • Alex Santillan

        Thanks!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Iainbryce07 Iain

    Awesome wallpapers!

  • Shingo

    no ipad res?

    • Stijn

      I have mine in iPad res, hit me up on twitter to if you want it in hd :) @stijn_D3SIGN

      • Shingo

        first wally on ipad i could not find it on ur twitter tho

  • Michael

    Just thought I should share these pic of OSX10.10.

  • Michael

    these pics

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