Download the new iOS 8 wallpapers

By , Sep 10, 2014

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Along with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements, the GM version of iOS 8 was released to developers. As is typical with all major iterations of Apple’s mobile operating system, there were new wallpapers released. The GM release is currently only available for registered developers, which means the common users are left waiting for iOS 8 to launch publicly before taking advantage of the images.

Thankfully, we have a connection with @JasonZigrino, who is the graphic artist responsible for publishing these iOS 8 wallpapers for us. Additionally, @BenjaminTourin helped with the technical aspect of snagging these files out of the iOS 8 GM and also launched them on his personal blog.

Down below, we have the full pack of iOS 8 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad for you to download.

iOS 8 wallpapers

Based on my knowledge of the scenario and a quick conversation with Jason via email, the images were actually extracted from the iOS 8 GM IPSW. The images included below are the versions for iPhone 5s. Of course, there is not an openly available iPhone 6 IPSW file because only iPhone 6 models will have that actual setup file. Consequently, the wallpapers below are parallax optimized for the current generation iPhone 5s.

As I mentioned in last week’s Wallpapers of the Week post, finding images dedicated for either iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will be extremely difficult at first. However, with the resolutions coming to light, I hope to have some selections for you in the coming weeks. For now, enjoy the iOS 8 walls on your current devices and make sure to pre-order your new iPhones this Friday! Should you run across any excellent wallpapers designed with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus resolutions, make sure to connect with me via Twitter @jim_gresham.

Update 10/19/15: iOS 9 and iPhone 6s are now available. You can download the latest wallpapers for these here:

Update 9/14/14: We now have access to custom created desktop versions thanks to @Delphox7, who took the iPad images and created 1920 x 1080 versions. Although this will not fit larger screens, it is great for standard monitors.

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Top Line:

iPhone – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

iPad – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Desktop – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Middle Line:

iPhone – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

iPad – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Desktop – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Bottom Line:

iPhone – One; Two Three; Four; Five

iPad – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Desktop – One; Two; Three; Four; Five

Bulk iPhone and iPad downloads

To download a zip of either iPhone or iPad, visit Jason’s Deviant gallery. You can download the desktop versions through our own ZIP Files, Desktop Pack 1 and Desktop Pack 2.

Also, to clarify the credit, we also received a tip from iDB reader freesianhorse via email and tweet from @pangeast8. Thanks to you for adding to the conversation!

Keep tuned to iDownloadBlog for continued information about the iOS 8 wallpaper packs. If anyone is able to gather the iPad versions or the iPhone 6 wallpapers, we will make sure to update the article. Our goal was to provide access to these images as soon as possible, instead of waiting to see if alternative versions would arise.

What do you think of the new wallpapers for iOS 8?

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  • VERY NICE! Reminds me of a project I did using my scanner as a camera.

    • Very nice indeed and with Forecast these screens are even better..

      • Whoops sorry wrong second pic..

      • Lorigra

        How did you do that?

      • Jailbreak > Forecast > WiFiDots. Done

      • Ian Leon

        Why would you do that ???

      • Why would I do what? it looks good..

      • Ian Leon

        why the attituede lol

      • I did it because it looked good. you don’t like how awesome it is ?

      • Ian Leon

        i just think its more useful the normal way.
        this way you dont get to see a rendering of the real time and weather. What makes it worse is that this wallpaper may confuse you into thinking that its night time. Most terrible of all, I think you just gave away your location.

      • 1. It is normal its just the iOS 8 background, The temp and forecast are the only thing on.
        2. I don’t use the live screens on the Lock Screen, only the Home Screen for that very reason lol. Well I could look out a window but still.
        3. I have my store in my profile link and the address is publicly known. They can visit anytime lol.

      • Ian Leon

        **

      • Its just a wallpaper not the live option they have so I know the difference, BTW that is the best game ever!! Loved playing it in elementary school.

      • Ian Leon

        are those three full dots for wifi???

      • Yes they are. WiFiDots tweak to be exact.

      • Maria Vega

        I dk

      • wow

    • ios 7 wallpaper is beter……

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    Jizz’d

    • Kitten Meow

      Was that necessary ._.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Lizard Lizard

  • Asis

    Very nice wallpapers

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    These don’t look like it’s retina unless you click on the flower theme ones.

    • JimGresham

      Here are the dimensions on the files:

    • JimGresham

      Here are the details on the image files:

      744 x 1392 at 326

      • James Arthur

        the pictures first top line & middle line are error

  • Bugs Bunnay

    I pick bottom line number 2! just like in the apple event 😀 already makes me feel like I have the new iPhone lol

  • Jad Boukai

    I like them

  • Muhammad !

    • Muhammad !

      …!

      • Muhammad !

        FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @MDMtheKid

      • Matt

        NO!

      • Muhammad !

        But why !?

      • Matt

        I was just playing. I wanted to insert a meme there, but was too lazy to google it and save it, and then upload it here

      • Muhammad !

        Thanks Bro

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Good stuff as always.

      • Muhammad !

        Thank you, I appreciate it 🙂

    • Muhammad !

      This one is HOOOT AS HELL !!

      • Sohail Wahab

        Wow! Where to get iPad version?

      • Muhammad !

        You can use this one and resize it, I think it’s a high-quality one !

      • Sohail Wahab

        Please tell me its name if you know, cause I wanna search it on the internet & find iPad version of it

      • Muhammad !

        I tried my best to paste a link for it here, but I couldn’t
        Just google “Black bandana high resolution wallpaper” and you will find it 😉

      • Sohail Wahab

        Okay! Thanks for the name.

      • Capirexz

        Give me Ayecon sunflower wallpaper bro.

      • Muhammad !

        Here it is bro 🙂

      • Capirexz

        Thats it, you’re awesome!

      • Muhammad !

        You’re welcome ^.^

  • Matt

    It seems that Apple likes dark wallpapers now

    • Mukund Bhatla

      Hey Matt, will you be removing your jailbreak when iOS 8 comes out?

      • Matt

        No, my jailbreak is too precious to me!
        I couldn’t live a day w/ stock iOS

  • Ex mea sententia

    Nice thanks.

  • leart

    Not that good on ios 6 ;P

    • onesimpleclik

      iOS6. I miss it 🙁

      • leart

        is a iphone 4, not the best ios 6 device, but yeah at least for us that still like ios 6 is ok and honestly is not slow at all and the battery life is great

      • I agree iOS 6 is the best os for the iPhone 4.

      • leart

        If i could choose, i would go for 5.1.1. The most complete ios up to date for my opinion, ok now is obsolete but still i would appreciate to have a again a ios with google maps and youtube integrated in

      • True but that youtube app was severely out of date, they should have left it in the OS and updated. Us users shouldn’t have to suffer because they didn’t like each other. Two great apps left out.. albeit still available to download.

      • leart

        Yeah we can still download google maps but it will not be integrated and all the other apps will use apple maps to get data, and in my country apple maps is totally useless , example I can’t tag my location in Facebook because apple map don’t have any road saved 😛
        For YouTube ok is not a big deal but still to have a nice app like that integrated is good, but is business ..

    • Dan

      I thought I was the only one left on iOS 6.
      The only thing i miss is Siri dictate on my native language and iOS 7 does not support it, not even the upcoming 8. Too bad there is no tweak to use a third party like Dragon Dictate.

      • leart

        is a iphone 4 – 8GB new, i bought it this year in march just because it was new in box with ios 6.1.3 installed 😀
        dumped the shsh blobs with ifaith and tested ios 7.0.6 – 7.1 on it, meh 😛

        pwned dfu mode, downgrade itunes and back to 6.1.3 for good

      • Dan

        Ah I see. All devices should be able to downgrade. So I never upgraded my iPhone 5 🙂

      • leart

        Hemm, you probably have the best device out there, i had my 4s in ios 6.0.1 till april the time i messed my jb and i had to update… Now i have the copy of that device in my ip4, zephyr+ncsettings and is a pleasure to use except for the fact that to really enjoy ios6 jb i think is required a 4s, ip5 is te best since it has more power and double ram.
        Enjoy and dot mess the jb 😛

      • Dan

        Thanks 🙂
        I have two actually, both on 6.1.4 Ü (ultra smiley)
        I will cherish them greatly and I only have few and important tweaks.

      • leart

        The tweaks will not damage the system since they work on substrate, be carefully when you try to clean it 🙂
        My tip is leave like it is, just use it

    • Eni

      I have an iphone 4 in iOS 5.1.1 jailbroken

      • leart

        Sa e shet? 😉

      • Eni

        Shum shtrejnt 🙂

      • leart

        Qe do te thote?
        Jam koleksionist nuk eshte se me duhet patjeter 😉

      • Eni

        Dhe un per njerez si puna jot e ruaj, koleksioniste dhe nostalgjike 🙂

      • leart

        Mire po une jam i armatosur pasi kam 2 iphone, ipod, ipad por edhe eshte e vertete qe kam nostalgji per 2012 kur kisha iphone 4 dhe 4s ne 5.1.1
        Nese eshte i rregullt dhe ste duhet me, me thuaj nje cmim 🙂
        Tung

      • Eni

        Un kam 2 5s 2 pesa dhe 1 5c pastaj nje 4s dhe 2 katra :p qenkam me i armatosur se ti :p anyway po i shes por kte se kam vendosur akoma, do te kontaktoj nqs e vendos 🙂

      • leart

        Si kam mare versionet e fundit pasi kam qene I fiksuar me dizajnin e vjeter plus qe sme pelq ios 7.
        Tani besoj se do e blej 6 plus pasi realisht eshte nje dicka perfekte
        Ja koleksioni im, spo gjeja ipodin qe i kam blere vellait, te gjitha jane blere ne kuti new.

      • Eni

        Ndersa un dua te blej nje note 4, me pelqen shum dizajni i ri i tij, ngjan shum me apple

      • leart

        Sdi cte them, njehere e kam pare ne dore dhe sme pelqeu, sec ka dicka magjike tek produktet apple qe se gjen tek asnje marke tjeter..
        Une jam dizajn i vjeter dhe sme pelqen gje kollaj, por prodhimet apple sidomos ato te kohes te steve jobs jane kryevepra ne te gjitha drejtimet.
        Per samsung sdi cte them, disave i pelqen shume, disave si une nuk u ngjit fare, por qe si ka ardhur puna e sigurte eshte qe mall i keq nuk do jete. Thesht preference

      • Eni

        Note 4 po them jo note 3. Gjithsesi dhe une ne nje mendim me ty jam, qe nga iphone 4 e deri te 5s vetem apple kam perdorur. gjithsesi thash ta provoja 1 here se me pelqeu dizajni me aluminium

      • leart

        Po pra per 4 e kuptova , 3 se kam mare ndonjehere ne dore. Ne pergjith samsungu duket pernjehere qe eshte kopje, bllah android eshte si gje kineze, ndersa per note 4 kam degjuar fjale te mira por me te degjuar e kam, se shan njeri mallin e vet mbasi e ka paguar shtrenjte 🙂
        E bukura e apple eshte qe pershbull, une kam backup te para dy viteve dhe mund ti instaloj ne nje telefon te ardhshem 🙂
        Nejse, blije nje note 4 ndryshoje njehere, une skam nder mend..

      • Eni

        Kot ta provoj nje her, pajtaj ta shes brenda muajit si Jeff :p dhe un e urrej androidin ne fakt, kte touch wiz qe perdor samsungu jo ate stock

  • onesimpleclik

    They look good on my Nexus 5 😉

  • Kitten Meow

    The very first one kinda reminds of me of OS X yosemite ..

  • A little something I cooked up last week if anyone wants 🙂

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Nice compilation.

  • Toan Nguyen Duc

    Thanks, I was waiting for the very first one! 🙂

  • Raúl Díez Martín

    Why not sharing the i6+ resolution ones?

    • No access to IPSW’s yet. These were most likely taken from the device or that.

      • Raúl Díez Martín

        Thanks for the info!

      • JimGresham

        It was explained in the article.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    GM’s can he installed without a. developers account. Hold the shift key and point to the ISPW. Anyway, love it. They did a great job on the os and the keyboard rocks.

  • Jonathan

    Can you change “freesianhorse” to Jonathan? That’s me. xP

  • Waleed

    its been a day on iOS 8 GM iPhone 5.. i just restored back to 7.1.2 because nothing is cooler than jailbreak! you can do anything..
    just waiting for iOS 8 jailbreak, (maybe within3 weeks) as soo it comes out i will update to iOS 8 and Re-Jailbreak ! :3

    • Chocolope Jailbreakush

      Starting to feel the same way. I do enjoy the battery life though.

  • Ethan Humphrey

    The gm is not showing up on beta 5 for me

    • NeftyCorrea

      you can’t download it OTA

      • Ethan Humphrey

        Can you download it in iTunes?

      • NeftyCorrea

        Yes you have to do it manually do you need the Ipsw file cause I have all of them

      • NeftyCorrea

        Yes you can but you need the Ipsw file

  • Rares

    Thank you Jim, I really appreciate this.

  • Grande PHD

    And what about animated wallpapers, is there any new dinamic ones to use?

  • Lewis Conner

    Are there any new dynamic wallpapers?

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Killer walls! Look awesome!

  • very nice but a tad dark and depressing…(using top left one now!)

  • Noah

    Love them, thanks for sharing, but next time can we have an option to batch download? Thanks!

    • JimGresham

      With the large file sizes, we have an upload limit to the server space. Typically, I like to offer readers the chance to download in bulk.

  • Lÿo

    These 2 are still missing =(

  • NeftyCorrea

    I’m updated

  • Guest

    I’m update 🙂

  • Skeuomorphic

    If only theres wallpapers for the ipad mini 🙁

    • JimGresham

      The iPad versions fit for iPad mini

  • Mohammed Khaled

    Sebastian, any smaller images too so that I can place them in settings app?

  • thank you
    (•_-)

  • Maria Vega

    I know lol mine are flowers