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

Wallpapers of the week: satellite imagery

by Jim Gresham on May 22, 2016

Natural beauty is a thing to behold. In this week’s post, we highlight satellite images of Earth. Gathering photos from NASA, ESA, and EROSC, the images are perfectly formatted for iPhone and a great addition for your Lock or Home screen.

These images were taken from the WLPPR app, which hosts a vast collection of similar photographs, all gathered from our solar system. Step inside for an immediate download. Read More


Gradient wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and desktop

by Jim Gresham on May 15, 2016

Sunday arrives with a fresh set of device images for the Wallpapers of the Week section. One of the site’s most anticipated weekly posts, aims to bring you new device-specific wallpapers. There are a myriad of images amongst the vast Internet, but we ensure they are photo quality and perfectly scaled for your iOS, and sometimes desktop, devices.

The section is completed with images found around the Web, submitted to us directly, or stumbled upon through Twitter. Today, we highlight a long-time iDB fan favorite wallpaper creator, Jason Zigrino. Step inside for his latest. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: bokeh

by Jim Gresham on May 8, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section brings new images to your iOS devices each Sunday. Through the section, we highlight original works, photography, curated selections, and themed images. This week’s post features an old favorite from the days of skeuomorphism. Not to say the bokeh imagery is itself skeuomorphic, but the wallpaper style is much more pre-iOS 7 in  nature.

However, everyone loves a good throwback and what better way than with some high quality bokeh iPhone wallpapers? Flat design is the new thing, but celebrate depth of field with these light captured images.

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Wallpapers of the week: sky

by Jim Gresham on May 1, 2016

Our continuing Wallpapers of the Week section intends to provide quality images for your iOS devices every Sunday afternoon. The section focuses on iPhone wallpapers, but we have been known to throw in some desktop or iPad wallpapers along the way.

Aside from jailbreaking, changing your device wallpaper is one of the quickest and easiest ways to customize your experience. This week, download natural beauty, as each image focuses on the sky. Read More


Apple WWDC 2016 wallpapers

by Jim Gresham on Apr 24, 2016

Last week, Apple officially announced the upcoming WWDC, to be held in San Francisco. The conference, which starts with a flagship media keynote presentation, also extends for several days of individual sessions and learning experiences, focusing around software development.

Each year, the invitation brings an exciting stir to the Apple community and we gather submitted wallpapers for review. If you are excited about the upcoming conference or just want to show some Apple pride, step inside for a set of images. Read More


HTC Sense 8 wallpapers for iPhone

by Jim Gresham on Apr 17, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week series is a dedicated iDB section that brings you quality wallpaper posts, every Sunday. We try to cover the full spectrum of imagery, from still shots, to naturescapes, to original digital creations.

It seems somewhat sacrilegious to host other system wallpapers on a site dedicated to Apple, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to steal some inspiration. Today’s selection comes from the HTC Sense 8. Step inside to download the new wallpapers and be comforted knowing you don’t have to own an HTC to enjoy them. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: abstract portraits

by Jim Gresham on Apr 10, 2016

Every Sunday, iDownloadBlog brings you a fresh set of iOS device wallpapers for the Wallpapers of the Week section. One of the quickest and easiest, non-jailbreak, ways to change the look and mood of your device, is to keep an ever changing library of fresh images ready for the moment.

The section contains images from a myriad of places around the web, including user submissions and original pieces. Today’s images focus on abstract portraits, modern images that are not solely focused on the subject, but the environment they portray.  Read More


Apple’s official recycling program wallpapers

by Jim Gresham on Apr 3, 2016

During the March keynote, Apple emphasized the company’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, even including a video of their Liam robot, which carefully takes apart recycled iPhones. Recently, Apple also bolstered their in-store trade-in program, allowing users to bring in older devices for upgrades, receiving credit for their purchase.

As we approach Earth Day, Apple is offering exclusive wallpapers for customers who decide to trade-in their device. Luckily, we can all enjoy their customized wallpapers, as they are hosted on a publicly accessible Apple website via apple.com/recycling/thanks. Step inside to get your hands on these new Apple exclusive wallpapers, including versions for the iPhone SE. Read More


iPhone SE and iPad Pro wallpapers

by Jim Gresham on Mar 27, 2016

We are excited to bring you a spectacular set of images for Wallpapers of the Week. Last Monday, Apple announced iPhone SE and the new iPad Pro, which comes now in 9.7″ versions. Once the devices were highlighted on the website, several new wallpapers appeared on the device advertisements. Only a couple of hours later, I was getting pinged with hopeful iDB readers, trying to download the new images.

Thanks to some work from our loyal readers, I was able to snag these wallpapers and am excited to offer them to you. Not only are the advertised wallpapers included below, you can also download wallpaper versions from the shot-on iPhone SE image gallery, which is featured on the Apple product page. Step inside for your downloads. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: textured

by Jim Gresham on Mar 20, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section strives to bring you fresh images to your iOS devices every Sunday. Changing wallpapers is one of the quickest and most drastic ways to modify the look and feel of your daily driver, without a jailbreak. Consequently, having an arsenal of top quality images is key for every advanced user.

Trying to provide a smattering of all wallpaper types, today’s images are simply textured. No cityscapes, naturescapes, or galaxy images, download simple textured wallpapers for iPhone. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: Apple hardware

by Jim Gresham on Mar 13, 2016

Next week, Apple is set to reveal new hardware to its line up. With media invitations announcing the March 21 event, speculation continues to mount. Expected hardware allegedly includes the anticipated 4″ flagship iPhone SE, a 9.7″ iPad Pro, formerly the iPad Air, and likely new bands for Apple Watch. Some are calling the forthcoming event a sleeper, but once Tim Cooks steps on stage, there could be some surprises.

Before new hardware launches next week, take a moment to appreciate the current Apple designs. Inside, find iOS device wallpapers of existing Apple devices, as we wait for the new releases.  Read More


March 21 Apple event wallpapers: “Let us loop you in”

by Jim Gresham on Mar 11, 2016

On Thursday, March 10, Apple sent invitations for their media event, “Let us loop you in,” to be held on Monday, March 21. The event is said to reveal a completely new handset, dubbed the iPhone SE. In addition, a refresh of the iPad Air is expected to bring the device more in-line with iPad Pro. Finally, there is a potential for new Apple Watch accessories, specifically bands, and updates to the operating systems for OS X, iOS, and Watch OS.

The invitation, which always includes an image, will no doubt send the blogosphere reeling with guesses about hidden images that are allegedly included. At iDownloadBlog, we simply like to enjoy the invitation designs and celebrate them with a collection of wallpapers. Inside you will find Apple media event wallpapers for iPhone and Apple Watch.
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Dual screen San Francisco wallpapers

by Jim Gresham on Mar 6, 2016

This week, we take a step away from iOS device wallpapers to highlight several, excellent dual screen monitor wallpapers of the San Francisco Bay area. From a cityscape to great Bay images, the included selection will complete any dual screen setup.

Included in the collection are multiple resolutions for both monitors, regardless of your screen resolution. From laptop to external or two large monitors, you will find an option for either. Take a step inside for the wallpaper collection commissioned by Twelve SouthRead More


Wallpapers of the week: city perspectives

by Jim Gresham on Feb 28, 2016

Each week, we provide a fresh set of iOS device wallpapers. Subjects range from graphic creations, to mixed media and natural photography. Trying to keep the genres random, check back weekly for updates in the Wallpapers of the Week section! This week, we turn toward the city, as recently previous wallpapers were more nature-focused.

Gathering a short list of cityscape wallpapers, the images were curated from individual profiles via Interfacelift.com. Including modern industrial to vintage Venice, this week’s selection highlights some incredible photography skills.  Read More


Wallpapers of the week: mountains

by Jim Gresham on Feb 21, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section continues with a reader submitted image. Throughout the week, we glean through different repositories, looking for just the right images to feature on Sundays. Considering reader-submitted images is part of the curation process. Wallpapers are best when they are properly formatted for the latest iOS devices and photo quality. Consequently, the most popular wallpapers are not ones someone just happened to snap on their latest beach vacation.

Highlighting a submission from @alexmuench, the mountain themed wallpapers include one of his latest graphics projects. Step inside to download Alex’s original and several additional mountain-scape wallpapers. Read More


Firewatch wallpaper for iPhone and desktop

by Jim Gresham on Feb 14, 2016

Available now for Steam and Playstation 4, Firewatch is a new action adventure puzzler set in 1989. Manning an outpost, Henry descends into the wilderness, exploring an unknown environment. Receiving acclaim for its stunning visual imagery, Firewatch is the focus of our Wallpapers of the Week.

Thanks to a tip from @AppleGeek97, we pulled the selected wallpapers directly from the Firewatch blog. Inside, grab three wallpapers for iPhone or desktop, each highlighting the scenery from a simulated Wyoming naturescape. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: planets

by Jim Gresham on Feb 7, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section continues with a mix of photography and digital creativity by highlighting planet based wallpapers. As galaxy and planetary images proved previously popular, today is another chance to grab some of great images, both created and natural.

Inside is a small set of images curated from Interfacelift.com, where artists post their creations in galleries. Below each image, you will find a link to that artist’s page, giving necessary credit and allowing you to explore their collection. Step inside for the latest. Read More


Joli Originals offers a premium leather sleeve for iPad Pro

by Jim Gresham on Feb 2, 2016

Recently, finding time in my schedule to offer a review has been very difficult. However, some products just beg to have a closer look and Joli Original’s iPad sleeve for iPad Pro is one of those accessories. After receiving my iPad Pro, I began the quest to find a protective covering, but was not interested in Apple’s expensive cases or the Smart Keyboard. As a fan of using naked devices, I was only looking for a simple, protective case when I found Joli Originals.

After browsing the product site, I felt like a sleeve was the best way of protecting my iPad Pro, but still giving me quick access to the device in its truest form. Based on the product images, I was convinced the Smooth Collection was a high quality sleeve, that would very well match the premium experience of the iPad Pro. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and this case certainly fits the bill. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: forests

by Jim Gresham on Jan 31, 2016

Each Sunday, iDownloadBlog brings you the Wallpapers of the Week. Last week, we decided to take things back to the basics. An all natural selection of Earth images, taken by satellite. It proved to be quite popular and improving on the genre, this week is another selection of nature photography.

Staring at our phones for hours each day, it is easy to forget the natural beauty around us. Knowing we are not going to give up our device habits, simply bring nature to your device. Certainly, taking a hike and breathing the fresh air is best for your health, but capture the natural beauty on your Lock screen. Read More


Wallpapers of the week: beautiful satellite images of Earth

by Jim Gresham on Jan 24, 2016

Going all natural, today’s wallpaper selection contains satellite images of Earth. We found out galaxy wallpapers are extremely popular in the Wallpapers of the Week section, which led me to wonder, what if we looked the other direction?

Featuring a website and dedicated app, WLPPR collects images from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA). Take a step inside for your downloads.  Read More

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