iPad Air 2 (Lock screen, Silver, Gold, Space Gray 002

Over the past couple weeks, many folks tracked me down on Twitter hoping I was able to find the images used to market and advertise the new iPad Air 2. Originally on the iPad Air 2 web page, the included images were used as Lock screen splash images. Many people were excited about the new walls, but unfortunately, they did not ship with either iOS 8.1, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3.

The Lock screen images were originally on the website with different iPads, but seem to now be pulled down. If searching in the right place, you can still find the image pictured above. However, a blue-green variant is now seemingly removed. In an effort to support those folks looking for these images, we made them our Wallpapers of the Week.


The images below were difficult to find. Both @Stijn_D3SIGN and @JasonZigrino were helping to run down the wallpapers with high quality resolutions for iOS devices. Consequently, this post is both a highlight of Jason Zigrino’s handy work and a call for more quality resolutions. According to Zigrino, he extracted them from the Apple site and they were not flat. Consequently, he performed a perspective crop and then he cleaned up the images below for irregularities and noise.

Below, the wallpapers are currently only for iPhone 6 and smaller screens. Certainly, you can use them on larger screens, like iPad mini, but expect some minor distortion.

iPad Air Advertising Wallpapers

Download iPhone 6: Left; Right

Wallpaper hunting

We are still hunting down any other possible resolutions. Because Apple did not ship them with the devices or iOS update, there may not be a way to find images large enough to support the retina screens on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini, or iPad Air. If this is the case, count me in the long list of disappointed wallpaper lovers.

If you have any tips or tricks about how to procure a larger, photo quality resolution of the above wallpapers, please catch up with me @jim_gresham. Trying a reverse image search will return limited results, but if you can track them down, let me know. Otherwise, at least we can enjoy these for iPhone 6!

[splash images courtesy of placeit.net]

  • avd98

    My contribution: Lots of mountains + OS X Yosemite launch

    • andy

      OMG awesome! 😀

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Sharing is Caring. 😀

    • Ethan Humphrey

      Love the life motto one!

  • Jonas

    Sorry but the left wallpaper no is the iPad mini 3 wallpaper. Two pictures is same.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    One new thing I have observed on iOS 8 is : When you are testing an app from TestFlight , there’s a light orange dot like we see a dark blue dot whenever we update an app on iPhone but this dot never gets away , any number of times i open the app..

    • Rupinder S

      If you don’t mind me asking, how are you beta testing Fleksy?

      • Jonathan

        I’m curious as well..

    • ARX8

      I don’t have it though

      • Jonathan

        Only apps you are testing through TestFlight will.

        I see you have NinType. The dev is currently beta testing it for a 3rd party keyboard for iOS 8 (I have it right now). Want to try it out? He’s @jormy on Twitter.
        You may already know this, but just in case. 😛

      • ARX8

        hm I’m one of the first 38 who got the app (before testflight allowed devs to have 1000 beta devices). I know the dev well too.

      • Jonathan

        I was one of the first 38 as well lol. xD

      • ARX8

        Do you have the orange orb?

      • Jonathan

        Yep, I do.

      • JS3

        are you really that ignorant??? like seriously, this is a dead serious question. are you mentally challenged? because if your not then there is a problem. the dude just put in his comment with that picture showing an ORANGE DOT while using the TESTFLIGHT APP! and you are going to say “i dont have it though” lol come on bro…. come on!!!!

      • ARX8

        I guess this is your period anger

        You must be really ŝŧύƥįď not to understand this. Nintype keyboard is currently on beta-phase and I’m testing it.


        come on, you’re the one who’s actually mentally challenged. You’re just too ŜŦύƤĮĐ to even make a guess what the scenario is.

        And it’s “You’re”, not “your”

        You’re equally mentally řęŧăřđĕđ and uneducated.
        > Nin’s illuminati mode used for some words

      • Guest

      • ARX8

        also this

  • avd98

    Looks gorgeous on my i6

  • I’m surprised that Apple didn’t include these wallpapers. I wonder why Apple took them off.

  • Jose Rivera

    I have a feeling these might come with the 8.2 update…

    • Let’s hope this comes sooner rather than later (and without a patch for the Pangu jailbreak, or am I pushing my luck here?). Even though my iPad Air 2 has 2GB of RAM browsing Safari constantly causes blue screen crashes / resprings…

      • Do you mean you have blue screens in iPad Air 2?

      • Yes! I have no doubt that they’re teething problems with either Safari or WebKit just as the 5s initially had bluescreens. It’s just annoying so hopefully a fix will come quickly

  • Briggamortis

    One on the lock screen and another on the home screen. Looks great!

  • Alatoerka

    This one is great on white iPhone 6 (plus)

    • George Kunnath

      this one is nice, where did you get it from? any apps?

      • Alatoerka

        Sorry, I don’t know anymore from where. But you can search it with Tineye.

      • Andrew Roth

        Its the wallpaper from the LG G3.

    • Chris Rock

      Yeah thats really great on the iPhone 6! Gracias amigo!!

    • Andrew Roth

      Lol using the LG G3’s wallpaper on an iPhone.

  • iNeedANameHere

    My current wallpaper

  • Guest

    Take it

  • Freddy Born

    no ipad version?

  • Shay Shtern

    iPhone 5 Version!?

    • Use the iPhone 6 version

    • Jason Baroni

      Yes, it’s sad, but those are nice on the 5.

  • Joseph Apodaca

    Some of my own wallpapers. (:

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  • Jonathan

    I just realized. The iPad is as thin as the iPod Touch (okay, plus 1 mm) but it still doesn’t have a protruding camera, while the (thicker) iPhone does.
    …why is that?

  • Blip dude

    I seriously thought these would come with the iPad Air 2, only to be disappointed when I saw they weren’t in the Wallpaper section.

  • Guest

    My current wallpaper!!

  • Jesse Wehner

    My current wallpaper on my iPad!

  • Sohail Wahab

    I want the left one for iPad

  • Guest


  • Number Seven

    looks sweet on my old iPhone 4S 😉

  • appletimemac

    Here’s my theory, as with the new iBooks icon that was shown on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (which came out on iOS 8.1), this iPad is running iOS 8.2.

  • Anirban Chaudhary

    I have done my best through Photoshop and here is iPad Mini 3’s default wallpaper [Resolution: 836 x 1380]
    I think it is perfect for iPhone 6 (750 x 1334 pixels, 4.7 inches)

    Anirban Chaudhary 🙂

  • purple

    Old School

  • purple

    Old school