About Jim Gresham

An avid Macintosh convert, Jim appreciates the fine, detailed, and progressive products Apple designs. He spent his younger years tinkering with computers, reading about technology, and watching Star Wars. Since 2008, he has worked on improving his Apple arsenal and spends his free time researching latest gadget trends, trying to find the next accessory or app for review. A native of the Commonwealth of Virginia, he enjoys the stiff crease on a well-ironed dress shirt and dons a bow tie on a regular basis. You can catch up with Jim on Twitter, or jim[at]idownloadblog[dot]com

Apple October 27 event wallpapers: “hello again”

by Jim Gresham on Oct 19, 2016

Today, Apple announced the upcoming media event on October 27. With the announcement, in traditional fashion, comes a simple graphic representation of the event. As always, armchair pundits and tea leaf readers try to discern the hidden messages believed to be concealed in the graphic.

More productive folks get creative and make wallpapers from the inspired imagery. It is tradition for the Wallpapers of the Week section to feature these creations, leading up to the event. Step inside for fresh wallpapers, inspired by Apple’s “hello again” event! Read More


Doctor Strange wallpapers for iPhone

by Jim Gresham on Oct 16, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section is an ongoing list of curated images for iOS devices. Each collection is sourced from around the Internet, submitted by a reader, or linked to a topical pop culture reference. Today’s section includes a reader submitted image as well as other great captures from around the net.

Another collection in the Marvel movie series, Doctor Strange is releasing this upcoming November 4, in what will most likely prove to be another hit movie in the comic book inspired realm. Step inside to grab your wallpapers before the action hits theaters.

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Wallpapers of the week: the colorful sky

by Jim Gresham on Oct 9, 2016

Every Sunday the Wallpapers of the Week section, attempts to bring you incredible images from across the Internet. The images are formatted for the latest iOS devices, sometimes just iPhone or iPad, sometimes both. It is our intent to keep you with fresh images on a weekly basis, as the section name indicates.

Naturally, wallpaper quality, theme, and artistic value is subjective. Our images cannot impress everyone, every time. If you aren’t impressed with the week’s postings, you can be sure another set will be available the following week. To keep up with the latest, or to submit your own favorite walls, catch up with me on Twitter via @jim_gresham. For today, enjoy a set of colorful sky-themed wallpapers.  Read More


Wallpapers of the week: iPhone 7 internals

by Jim Gresham on Oct 2, 2016

Typically, the Wallpapers of the Week section adds beautiful, photo quality images to our catalogue. From galaxy to geometric CGI, our wallpapers focus on the world around us. However, in a twist, today’s wallpapers help us look through our iPhone screens into a world of circuitry.

iFixit is well known for breaking down the latest devices to determine repairability, provide walkthroughs on the internals, and create repair kits for those looking to complete their own work. As jailbreakers and modders at iDB, we are big fans of their work. Today’s wallpapers are full resolution images of iPhone internal components. Making your own device a window into itself. Read More


Dark wallpapers to compliment your new iPhone 7

by Jim Gresham on Sep 25, 2016

iPhone 7 is slowly making its way to customers. With around a two month wait time on deliveries, Apple fans are still anxiously awaiting there device. Representing new matte black and jet black color ways, having the right wallpaper is critical. To ensure a pure luxurious black experience, you will need an equally impressive wallpaper collection.

iDownloadBlog’s Wallpaper of the Week section curates new images for your favorite devices. Each Sunday, you can download a handful of new wallpapers that were submitted by readers or sourced from the Internet. If you would like to send some tips or files my way, catch me on Twitter @jim_gresham. To get the latest, take a step beyond the fold. Read More


How to transfer only Activity and Health app information to a new iPhone

by Jim Gresham on Sep 20, 2016

Each year when a new iPhone lands on my doorstep, I am excited to carefully unpack the new device and get everything installed. Like you, I prefer to think of loading up a new iPhone as one of the best digital experiences. It is like taking a new car for its first run on the highway. To ensure the best experience, those among us with strong opinions always start from a fresh iPhone and never restore from a previous backup. By starting from scratch, you guarantee no faulty details work their way into an otherwise fresh system.

However, with the advent of Apple Watch and encrypted Health and Activity data, the only way to transfer those precious Activity rings is via an encrypted backup. If there was just some way, to only restore the Activity and Health data…  Read More


Wallpapers of the Week: bokeh

by Jim Gresham on Sep 18, 2016

With iPhone 7 Plus, now in the wild, we are all anxiously waiting for the upcoming software update that will enable “Portrait” mode in iOS 10. Bolstering the new portrait mode, iPhone 7 Plus users will be able to take advantage of the dual lens system and the upgraded telephoto camera. Unfortunately, we will need to wait until sometime this fall to take bokeh images of our own.

In the meantime, step inside for a wallpaper pack of bokeh images. These will look stunning on the new iPhone 7 wide color gamut display and show off the advantage of bokeh style photos. Read More


iPhone 7 geometric wallpaper

by Jim Gresham on Sep 13, 2016

This special edition of  the Wallpapers of the Week is coming a little earlier than usual to celebrate the release of iOS 10, but also because there has been an incredible demand for this one specific wallpaper.

Thanks to some very quick work from @AR72014, we present to you a re-creation of the wallpaper found on Apple’s iPhone 7 website. Read More


Wallpapers: photos taken with an iPhone 7

by Jim Gresham on Sep 11, 2016

This coming Friday, iPhone 7 hits store shelves and pre-orders arrive in the mail. The week between a pre-order and receiving the device is one of the most exciting times of the year for Apple fans. Immediately following the announcement, Apple litters the retail website with information about the new devices, including images that help show off the new design. When this occurs, I receive submissions for wallpapers via @jim_gresham, where you can send images for consideration and inclusion in the Wallpapers of the Week category.

This year, as the design focuses on the camera, Apple included a gallery of images, snapped by the new iPhone 7.  Inside, you fill find a collection of wallpapers from the iPhone 7 photo gallery. Additionally, there is an interactive scrolling ad, that includes images of an amorphous colored orb, which has been turned into a series of wallpapers as well. Step inside for iPhone 7 wallpapers. Read More


More September 7 Apple media event wallpapers

by Jim Gresham on Sep 4, 2016

Last week, Apple sent media invitations for the upcoming September 7th event, assumedly announcing the iPhone 7. The newest flagship device is expected to hold the same form factor as the previous two iPhone generations, with marked improvement to the cameras, waterproof capabilities, and the audio experience. But, you will need to decide for yourself if losing the 3.5mm headphone jack is truly an ‘improvement.’

The media event invitation always causes a flurry of excitement across the wallpaper sphere. Repeatedly, iDownloadBlog’s most popular wallpaper posts center around media events and device launches. Our Wallpapers of the Week section aims to curate images that are chronologically relevant or just awesome walls! Step inside to see one final collection of September 7 event wallpapers. Read More


How to install a glowing Apple logo on iPhone 6s

by Jim Gresham on Aug 31, 2016

An iconic image, the glowing Apple logo adorns store locations and flagship MacBook devices. It is the quickest way to spot an Apple device in the wild. However, Apple refuses to provide the same iconic design on iPhones and iPads. To resolve this conundrum, that meant taking matters into my own hands.

For years, I wanted an iPhone with a glowing logo. All the way back to iPhone 4, it has been possible to mod your device with a small LED. However, with iPhone 6, @theunlockr is offering a simple all-in-one DIY kit, helping transform your device in about 30-60 minutes. Take a step inside to see my personal handy work and a great tutorial video to ease your nerves. Read More


September 7 Apple event wallpapers: “See you on the 7th”

by Jim Gresham on Aug 29, 2016

Apple just announced the iPhone 7 media event, to be held on September 7. Their invitation has sparked many comments and additional rumors about the content of the media event. “See you on the 7th” could hint at many different announcements, but perhaps the strongest is optical or camera upgrades.

Per usual, the goal of our Wallpapers of the Week series is to highlight photo quality images for your iOS devices. Apple media event wallpapers for iPhone are always our most popular posts. These images are submitted to me via Twitter @jim_gresham. If you would like to add your images, simply send them my way.

Step inside for the latest download, in a post that will be updated throughout the day! Read More


Wallpapers of the week: Apple logo

by Jim Gresham on Aug 28, 2016

Approaching the iPhone 7 announcement date, it seemed fitting to host Apple logo wallpapers to hype the event. Shortly, an Apple media invitation will announce the event date and the excitement will begin. But, why wait for the invitation to deck out your iOS devices?

Inside, find a collection of Apple logo wallpapers for iPhone and iPad, including the 12.9″ Pro. Additionally, there is a call for submissions of the media event inspired wallpapers. Get your design skills ready, because we are excited to host all of your submissions! Read More


Wallpapers of the week: minimalist mountains continued

by Jim Gresham on Aug 21, 2016

Each week, we aspire to bring the iDB community photo quality wallpapers for their iOS devices through the curated series, Wallpapers of the Week. One of the best ways to easily customize your device, rotating Lock and Home screen images can make your device feel fresh a renewed. As we all wait for iOS 10, try making a small wallpaper change to brighten your iPhone.

Today’s selection is a continuation of two previous posts. In February, we highlighted a minimalist mountain wallpaper scene designed by @alexmuench and last week, featured a mountain time lapse series by @Stijndv. Both of these previous posts were incredibly popular. Consequently, back by popular demand, find a continuation of minimalist mountainscapes below the fold.  Read More


Wallpapers of the week: nature timeline

by Jim Gresham on Aug 14, 2016

Each week, iDownloadBlog utilizes the Wallpapers of the Week section to highlight quality images for your iOS devices. Aside from jailbreaking, changing a wallpaper is the quickest way to personalize your device. Thanks to reader submissions, the section is a running gallery of talent!

This week, I am very excited to highlight a series of wallpapers created by @Stijndv. He drew a mountain naturescape, then altered the color pallet through eight different times of day. The end result is a timeline wallpaper collection of the scenery from early morning until midnight. It is a great set of walls and very beautifully done. Step inside for the downloads. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: simple geometry

by Jim Gresham on Aug 7, 2016

In our continuing Wallpapers of the Week series, geometric walls have been a continued success. Popularly determined by traffic and social shares, previous geometry based wallpapers are crowd pleasers. In today’s section we dive a little further into the genre, hopefully to your delight!

Inside, you will find a collection of five new wallpapers. Step past the fold for the download.  Read More


Wallpapers of the week: fog

by Jim Gresham on Jul 31, 2016

In our continued Wallpapers of the Week series, top quality images are gathered and posted for our readership. The collections range in theme from arbitrary, to pop culture, nature, and CGI geometric shapes. Changing one’s wallpapers, stands as one of the easiest ways to customize your device without jailbreaking. However, the Pangu team did just release an updated jailbreak for devices running iOS 9.3.3.

Our collections are gathered from around the Internet, sourced from galleries, or provided to us via tips on Twitter. You can catch me @jim_gresham, if you have some excellent wallpaper images or follow along for updates through the week. Inside, is a collection of artistically foggy wallpapers, sourced through Twitter.
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Wallpapers of the week: swirling color

by Jim Gresham on Jul 24, 2016

Continuing the Wallpapers of the Week section is a passion. Each week, we get to present you with the best wallpapers found around the Net. Whether pop culture related, naturescapes, or satellite images, the weekly posts is geared to provide photo quality images for your favorite iOS devices.

Recently, iDB readers and community members have been helping populate the section by catching up with me on Twitter via @jim_gresham, where I communicate with other wallpaper enthusiasts. Today’s selection of colorfully augmented natural scenes is the result of these interactions. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: blue sky

by Jim Gresham on Jul 17, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section hosts a new collection of iOS friendly images each Sunday. From pop culture to galaxy walls, the curated posts are quite popular with readers. Until any major iOS design changes, customizing your wallpaper remains the best way to modify your stock device without jailbreak requirements.

As one of the more popular categories, naturescapes tend to draw a lot of attention. Today’s post falls into the nature category with excellently captured blue skies. Step inside for the downloads. Read More


Pokémon wallpapers for iPhone

by Jim Gresham on Jul 10, 2016

Late last week, Nintendo’s newest iOS experience launched as Pokémon GO hit the App Store. The augmented reality game requires players to actually roam around in real space, think outside, homes, offices, restaurants, looking to “actually” capture Pokémon in the wild. Some otherwise dormant gamers have even taken to Twitter, complaining about the added exercise of walking around.

The resurgence of Pokémon on iOS caused a flurry of excitement with those newly interested gamers or some playing for the nostalgia. Regardless, Pokémon GO is extremely popular on the App Store. Don’t miss your chance to catch all of this week’s Pokémon inspired iPhone wallpapers. Read More

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