Jason Zigrino September 9 event splash wallpaper

Today, Apple sent out invitations to an event hosted on September 9, 2014 at 10:00AM PST. Per usual, there is a rush in the community to determine what Apple has hidden inside the graphic. The “Wish we could say more” line has lead many to speculate about enhanced Siri optimization or the ability to action iPhone through voice commands on a wearable device. Just yesterday, Re/code claimed the highly anticipated Apple wearable, dubbed “iWatch,” should launch alongside the iPhone 6 at the upcoming event.

As with many recent Apple announcements, designers quickly put their skills to work, publishing wallpapers inspired by the invitation. Inside are a few wallpapers, for your favorite upcoming Apple event.


Below is a wallpaper inspired by Apple’s severely minimalistic design. Sent over by @JasonZigrino, the image accurately depicts the full logo from the invitation. You can catch Zigrino’s full library at Deviant Art, or find his handy work spread throughout the Wallpapers of the Week.


Download: Desktop; iPad; iPhone

Below is another submission by iDB reader and 14 year old graphic web designer, Cullen Card. You can see more of his work, via Cullen’s online portfolio. The next two were designed by Cullen, both white and black versions, with and without text.

Cullen Card splash spetember event wallpaper

Download White with Text: Desktop (Desktop @2x); iPad; iPhone

Download White without TextDesktop (Desktop @2x); iPad; iPhone

Cullen Card September Event Splash Wallpaper

Download Black with Text: Desktop (Desktop @2x); iPad; iPhone

Download Black without TextDesktop (Desktop @2x); iPad; iPhone

Another submission by @EA_Roa, which uses a stronger gradient.

EA_Roa Wallpaper Splash September

Download: Desktop; iPad; iPhone


Usually, we have a few people send over different versions of the media event image. If you are a designer with a wallpaper inspired by the invitation, please catch up with me via Twitter @jim_gresham. Please, make sure any submissions are formatted for retina iPads and/or iPhone 5+. Desktop variations are also welcomed! Keep in mind, not all submissions will be featured! After all, with such a minimal design, there is only so much room for creativity.

What do you guys think the new invitation can spell for product launches? iWatch, anyone?

[splash images provided by placeit.net]

  • Merman123

    Wow these are beautiful !

  • Great looking wallpapers!

  • Martin

    *intensity intensifies*

  • Jason Baroni

    Thanks a lot!

  • David Gitman


    • Cameron Chao

      Looks like windows

      • David Gitman

        Well I done have money for a Mac

    • andy

      TOO GOOD MR. GITMAN 😀 haha

  • Ian Leon

    I bet they made some huge updates to siri

    • Naman Jain

      We all know that 😛
      people have iOS 8 beta xD

      • Ian Leon

        Remember when they showed leopard for the first time but they didnt show every feature until it launched ??

  • Jon

    Ipad versions are sized wrong, they should be 2524×2524

    • Warmachine69

      They iPad screen isint square

      • leart

        Yeah but since it rotates the wallpaper by default is square

      • Jon

        In order to keep the picture elements centered in different orientations it has to be squared and the OS zooms in. It’s been like this since day 1 of the iPad.

    • Harsh Sac

      You can use GIMP and scale it to that resolution.
      But heres the correct resolution images…

      • Jon

        Thanks for the updated images. However scaling up simply will blur images and they won’t look razor sharp as they should.

      • Harsh Sac

        In an ‘everyday usage’
        You probably wouldn’t notice them
        But I guess then iOS will take over the zooming and give you the right scalling

  • Ian Leon

    the shadow could mean that they will release iWatch. Since the first clocks used the position of the sun to cast shadows that indicate time

    • Harsh Sac

      But it doesn’t line up with Apple’s 9:41 showcase pattern
      or maybe I’m just pedantic
      Nice noticing by-the-way!

      • Ian Leon

        Well it’s always 9:41 somewhere

  • Ian Leon


    • Ian Leon

      and its also a phone because sunDIAL <—- !!!!

  • daniel duarte

    I’m the only one who can see a solar shadow behind the Apple logo? Just saying…

  • Muhammad !

    Hey ^.^

    • TechLove

      You have some seriously beautiful stock out there mahn!

    • Muhammad !

      Did you notice anything about that apple logo ?? XD

      • Hammaad Ch

        Hahaha. Yeah its iNipple.

  • Alberto Espinal


  • TechLove

    They are seriously some beautiful wallpapers mahn! Looking awesome on my homescreen!

  • The third one looks like the Apple logo from the iMac and the Mac Mini. Could Apple finally add the black glossy Apple logo on the iPhone 6? I hope so.

  • Tuan Nguyen

    hmmm it seems odd if the 9 of 9.9.2014 turn 90 degree clockwise… what could it be… :))))

  • Arthur Larin

    Does apply use the Myriad wallpapers in these?

  • Hippo

    At the moment that the next gen iPhone is released I will be the happiest person ever !! Any one feeling like me ?

    (( BTW : Great wallpapers ))

  • Guest

    Thought this would be cool:

    For Now,
    > slide to unlock

    I made it for my 3.5″ screen (iPhone 4). Tell me if you want it for 4″.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I like how these can be pushed out very quickly. I know it is not that much work but hey, hreat community!

  • Some nice wallpapers and I can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us. I’m happy with the way my phone looks right now though…

  • Ryan

    Will this be live streamed?

  • Andres

    The shadow from the apple is representing the raised camera on the iPhone 6

  • Nirvana

    Classy wallpapers, pure beauty!

  • Arik Shainer

    Awesome work!
    Wish we could say more!

  • Aron

    These are mine

  • TheShade247

    Thats hurts my eyes, wait the whole iOS 7 black & white UI hurts my eyes

  • Milo Venables

    Here’s mine =P

    • Hammaad Ch

      iXP :p

  • Milo Venables

    Here’s mine. =P

    • Milo Venables