Wallpapers of the week: one year anniversary edition

By , Jun 8, 2014

New wallpaper iOS 7

Looking back, we have come a long way over the past 52 weeks. Beginning the section, we were featuring specific artists on a weekly basis. This phase generated great exposure for potentially unknown talent. However, as time progressed, it became clear that just grabbing the best walls on the web would be the best option based on reader feedback.

The idea began after the first evasi0n walls were launched on iDB, receiving more than 30,000 collective downloads, and even boasting top spot on a Forbes article, which heralded the great work of the evad3rs. Once Sebastien and I decided to go with the weekly feature, we were excited to see the first post of iOS 7-ready wallpapers receive 237 tweets and 230 Facebook likes. With a shockingly aggressive start, the feature earned its right to remain.

Through the last year a few theme-based trends, movie wallpapers, sunny days, and holidays were all highlighted. Don’t forget about our Apple announcement walls, which always make a splash. Within the post, we pick our top wallpapers from the past year, highlight some great user submitted images, and forge on toward the next 52 weeks…

Anniversary Top 10

The following images are provided in no particular order, but are, in our opinion, some of the best featured wallpapers to date. As always, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Colourwall iPad 1 splash

“Colourwall” by @DazCoates: iPad; iPhone 5/s/c

WOTW Apple Logo splash

Download: iPad

warm in cold wotw splash

Download: iPhone 5/s/c

Steve Words Frenchitouch wallpaper splash

Steve Tribute by @FrenchiTouch: Desktop; iPad; iPhone 5/s/c

Anxanx Borealis Splash 2

“Maligne Sky” by Anxanx: iPhone 5/s/c

Sunset-AR7-splash 2

Download by @AR72014: iPhone 5/s/c

Splash Color 5c Svink Splash

Download by @Svink77: iPhone 5/s/c – White Lock/Home screen – Black Lock/Home screen

wotw parallax jordan huxley splash

Download by @jrdnhxly: iPhone 5/s/c; alternate color variations

starred sky wallpaper splash wotw

Download: Left iPhone/iPad; Right iPhone/iPad

WOTW Super Hero splash

Download: iPad; iPhone 5/s/c – Hero Pack 1; Pack 2

Reader Submissions Top 10

About halfway through the year, many readers began showing off their favorite wallpapers in the comment section. Below are some of the best images we found after scouring through the articles. To qualify, we also considered the votes on individual comment posts.

Wallpaper iDB droplet splash

Download created by leart: iPhone 5/s/c with iDB logowithout logo

wallpaper grass moon splash

Download submitted by TeChNoStyLeZ: iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper snow mountain galaxy splash

Download submitted by Thiago Vaccaro: iPhone 5/s/c 

Wallpaper Airplane splash

Download submitted by David Gitman: iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper Red Galaxy splash

Download submitted by Taf Khan: iPad; iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper beach sunset splash

Download submitted by Jonathan: iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper mountain valley splash

Download submitted by Straw Hat: iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper blurred triangles splash

Download submitted by The Deep: iPhone 5/s/c

Wallpaper pier lake splash

Download submitted by just\me: iPad

Wallpapter water droplet splash

Download submitted by Techno Ventures: iPhone 5/s/c

Happy Anniversary Wallpapers of the Week

To celebrate our anniversary, we have all the trimmings for a party: cake; ice cream; balloons; ribbon; and party people. Just click each image to download for your iPhone 5/s/c and join the celebration. Clearly, there is cause for a party.

Portal Preview Ice cream in the water preview

iPhone 5 Apple Logo Wallpaper party balloons preview

Red-Ribbon-Apple-Logo-preview party_people preview

Thank you!

This is a great time to thank you, the readers. Without you, the wallpaper roundup would not be such a popular post each week. It does take time to go through the web, find great images, crop them, stage them, upload and write the post. You would think it would be a short simple process… Your comments, suggestions, tweets and likes all drive us to continue offering this standing section. I have received countless emails, tweets, and communications over the last year from excited fans of the page. Whether just thanking me for curating the section or sharing their images, it is always great to connect with iDB fans.

Please, continue your passion for great wallpapers. Continue sharing them in the comment sections below. Continue catching up with me on Twitter @jim_gresham or email jim@idownloadblog.com. Continue loving iDB and Apple. Continue to have a high standard for design, beauty, and customization. Thank you, iDB readers, for being some of the best in the industry. We value your connection, loyalty, and constant feedback through our extremely active comment section, as the wallpapers above are proof.

To many more walls, many more posts, and many more years of sharing. Thank you.

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  • highNiggaPie

    Here’s a few they forgot

    • Osama Muhammed

      last photo’s butt was such a turn off

      • highNiggaPie

        Why? do you like man butt or something?

      • Jeremy

        They look like granny panties

      • highNiggaPie

        Lmao na bro those are called booty shorts I guess you’ve never been with a girl that has a fat butt

      • Jeremy

        Lol no I haven’t because I have no desire for women. Sorry, not sorry.

      • highNiggaPie

        That’s cool man if you like man butt do yo man butt thang no ones stopping u

      • Jeremy
      • Osama Muhammed

        not the right butt shape :l

      • highNiggaPie

        Yea I bet my life you’d still hit it though

      • Osama Muhammed

        anyone ;), it just doesnt fit as a background like.. pff this isnt brazzers :D CHEERS

      • Alan

        Lol what how?!
        Ha gayyyyyyyy

    • Matt

      The M3 is the only one worthy of my time.

      • highNiggaPie

        Broooooo why is everyone telling me their personal preference of butts and cars I posted some wallpapers for my fellow booty and car lovers if you’d rather drive a car than a woman that’s ur choice

      • Matt

        lol I guess your right.

    • Technocrz!

      Lolzzz

  • MrDnQ

    Thank U Guys… U rock…

  • Rares

    These are like the mother of all wallpapers. I just can’t choose one to set it up.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Wallpapergasm

  • Noe padilla

    If anyone have any more great wallpapers tweet me:xboxfreakdude

  • Alan

    All look nice !!

    • Chris Tangler

      looks nice

    • Osama Muhammed

      damn it, bill gates phone u got there or some
      it must be really horrible if you lost it

    • rockdude094

      What theme is that?

      • Alan

        Soft , released today

    • Steven Honey

      Dude!! Check your MAIL!!

  • Jon

    Unfortunately most of these are not parallax ready. Blurry on iOS 7.

  • Straw hat

    AYEEEEEE I SEE MEEEE!!! I’M ON IDOWNLOADBLOG.COM!!!!!!!!

    • Andrew Roth

      Congrats! I know that feeling from a few times.

  • Muhammad !

    They always forget about Mac ! :)

  • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

    The best wallpapers ever

  • Crazy one

    These wallpapers are totally amazing. But i’d like to see some more wallpaper for iphone 4/4s, not only ip 5/s/c. I hate cropping my WP and i think you all hate it, right?

  • Jerry

    Wow these wallpapers are nice

  • Biscuit

    Love wallpapers that have a lock screen and home combo! We need more like that.

  • MacGuru17

    Thank you for these, as always! During the school year, Sunday is obviously the second-worst day of the week, but I always looked forward to the chance that I’d find a beautiful new wallpaper to enjoy!

    Keep up the great work! I used to check Gizmodo, The Verge and Engadget several times a day, but now I hardly ever do because I can always count on iDB to deliver the same information all in one place and at a very high quality.

    Thank you!

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    Awesome and best wallpapers ever..

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Dis one look good it’s the lg g3 wallpaper I think it’s 4k resolution.

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

  • Malik

    here’s some iv’e collected