By Jim Gresham on Sep 28, 2014
Continuing the push to provide iPhone 6 and 6 Plus wallpapers, the Wallpapers of the Week section is switching to larger resolutions ensuring everyone with a new device can enjoy customizing their experience. If you are new to the section or missed the past few weeks, I encourage you to go back through the archive.
To highlight iPhone 6 versions, last week we posted Apple logo wallpapers in silver, gold, and space gray. On September 14, there was an initial pack of iPhone 6 images posted, even before the iPhone 6 launched. Step inside for a set of photographs, perfect for larger iPhone 6 screens. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Sep 21, 2014
With new phone upgrades and additional screen sizes comes the struggle to find newly created wallpapers to grace our screens. While the iPhone 6 Plus is 1080 x 1920, standard HD resolution, the parallax effect will add additional pixels to any true iPhone 6/Plus wallpaper image.
My goal with the Wallpapers of the Week section is to bring iOS wallpapers to you on a weekly basis. More importantly, when new devices are launched, we try to have wallpapers at-the-ready. This week is our first posting since the iPhone 6 launched on Friday. With this post, you will find parallax-ready images for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, and we still included the iPhone 5s. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Sep 14, 2014
With the excitement of a new iPhone, comes the need for individuals to customize their newest devices. Late last week, we were able to get our hands on the official iOS 8 wallpapers thanks to a few tricks from dedicated iDB readers. The official wallpaper images quickly became one of the most visited wallpaper post in site history. If you missed them, jump over to the download gallery and pick them up for iPhone or iPad, even before iOS 8 launches on September 17.
The Wallpapers of the Week section is dedicated to bringing stellar images to you on a weekly basis. Every Sunday, we release a new set of wallpapers, primarily for iPhone, but also for iPad and desktop. When new iPhones launch, there is always a scramble to find quality images to make a single iPhone stand out amongst the crowd of others. Step inside for your newest downloads. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Sep 10, 2014
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. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Sep 7, 2014
Summer is coming to a close and with it our trips to the beach. An upcoming Apple media event always seems the marked end of summer. For people in the business of covering Apple products, annual cycles are built around the media event launch season. To celebrate summer’s end, there are four beach oriented wallpapers enclosed. If heading to the beach is no longer an option, at least enjoy the beauty of nature’s largest body of water from your phone.
From orange sunsets to the blue water, beach wallpapers have staggering color difference and clarity, if the photo is taken correctly. We have selected four great wallpapers. Enjoy the serenity. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 31, 2014
As the section is titled Wallpapers of the Week, it stands to reason we pick the best images we can find around the net on any given week. Today, there is a great selection of nebula and galaxy wallpapers, but I would not call them the most popular over the past seven days.
Going back a few days, Apple announced the September 9 event for iPhone, and possibly a wearable device. The event, which is always a hyped occurrence, is gaining more excitement by hosting media at the Flint Center and building a whole separate structure to house something. All of this to say, if you missed the Apple announcement wallpapers earlier this week, make sure to check out the handy work of some great iDB readers.
Alternatively, don’t miss the great colorful wallpapers in today’s post. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 28, 2014
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. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 24, 2014
We are back with another edition of Wallpapers of the Week. Last week, we featured a grouping of wallpapers termed “stars and moons,” to much excitement. However, there were several comments about not receiving the posted wallpapers in iPad format. The Wallpapers of the Week section is designed for iOS device wallpaper downloads, but that doesn’t guarantee any certain size submission. With the intent to make a conscious effort to please those readers looking for iPad wallpapers, this week I chose a set of wallpapers with iPad specific sizes.
Taking the subject back to nature, the walls herein are of the jungle’s king. With no intent on striking a resemblance between Apple’s operating system and the subject matter, simply, lions are a very striking and photogenic creature. The lion’s majesty is caught in these images and shared for all your iOS devices. Read More
By Timothy Reavis on Aug 18, 2014
With today’s release of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Apple has included several new wallpapers in the latest beta version of its desktop operating system. Focusing on the beauty of Yosemite National Park – OS X 10.10’s namesake – these wallpapers are truly stunning, and owners of Retina displays and 4k monitors are sure to particularly love them.
For those running OS X Mavericks or an older version of Yosemite, we’ve uploaded these full resolution wallpapers, along with Yosemite’s original wallpaper, for your downloading pleasure, compliments of Matthew Miller. There are also links to iPhone and iPad versions of the four new wallpapers, which have been optimized by Jason Zigrino and published on his DeviantArt page… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 17, 2014
Previous popular wallpapers included galaxy images. Our galaxy variant and starred night sky wallpaper posts were some of the most popular over our first year of Wallpapers of the Week. In the spirit of giving the readers more of what they want, this week we present another set of galaxy inspired wallpapers.
Today, there is a pack of wallpaper posts highlighting a whimsical approach to the starry sky. From creatively placed moons, to clouds and even space ships, if you are into galaxies, possibly far, far away, step inside for your downloads… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 10, 2014
This week’s wallpaper post moves away from graphically created imagery and back to a photographic focus. While previously popular posts include simulated geometric shapes, the contents in today’s walls include similarly playful designs.
Utilizing standard photographic techniques, both images bring back the basics. The cobbled street image plays with leading lines in the street, drawing the users eye to the photo’s mid-point. However, with a blurred background, the focus hangs in the foreground on the textured stone road.
In the additional image, tall buildings are utilized to frame the street, creating depth of field, while making the image seem visually longer and deeper than flatter graphically designed alternatives. In both versions, the flat tonal color scheme will make icons pop and the Lock screen clock will not be lost. Step inside for the download… Read More
By Lory Gil on Aug 7, 2014
Cool-looking wallpaper is a big deal now that iOS 7 has made it possible for users to experience the parallax effect on our Home and Lock screens. I’m always looking for new and interesting apps that will allow me to alter and manipulate existing images into something unique for my background.
Crystals is a polygon creation app that lets you manipulate triangles and turn them into interesting fractal patterns. You can then use your intricate new design as a wallpaper for your iPhone or iPad… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Aug 3, 2014
As with previous Wallpaper of the Week editions, there is a desire to populate relevant media to the section. Typically, the section is completed with wallpapers by theme or genre. Alternatively, when there are time related walls, we like to make sure they spot light on the Sunday afternoon post.
Instagram released a new Snapchat competitor, Bolt. Considered a “one-tap photo messaging” solution, Bolt does not require a Facebook or Instagram account to operate. Instead, Bolt utilizes a mobile phone number to interact with friends via photos and videos.
With a minimal and elegant home page, Bolt sparked the interest of @JasonZigrino, who submitted his wallpapers inspired by the new app. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Jul 27, 2014
During the last two months, the Wallpapers of the Week section was populated with contrived or graphically designed wallpapers. While walls like the “Complex Geometry” and Puerta del Sol Apple Store opening were very well received, today we celebrate natural beauty of the Colorado landscape.
A skill I always envy is an artist’s ability to capture nature through a camera lens. Much more complicated than pointing and shooting your Photo app on a smartphone, true beauty is difficult to capture. An artist I keep up with published these images recently and shared them through Twitter. Get downloading! Read More