Whether Apple fanboys want to admit it or not, there are other providers in the market that have some decent offerings. If you didn’t know, Redmi Note 2 is a recent release by Xiaomi in the budget smartphone category ($125), but it boasts a full HD display at 401 ppi. While Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 overall hardware package is not our cup of tea, the stock wallpapers are worth a download. Read More
On Thursday, August 27, Apple released the media invitation for an event on September 9. The fall announcements typically highlight updates for iOS devices. Sometimes iPhone and iPad are announced separately, but it is estimated both devices will receive a refresh in the coming weeks.
In line with new invitations, the web quickly rushes to build corresponding, celebratory wallpapers. Inside, we have some quick work done by avid iDB readers. Within hours, they shared their collections and we pass them on to you. Read More
Apple always posts excellent background images when highlighting their devices on their website. However, they do not always include their creations in iOS releases, leaving avid wallpaper fanatics lacking. It would be amazing if Apple included these images in a downloadable form.
A new Apple marketing series has them touting iPhone specific features. With a new line of “if it’s not an iPhone” TV commercials, the Cupertino based company now has a dedicated website that features similar justifications. The “Why there’s nothing quite like an iPhone website” highlights several features of their flagship device that cannot be replicated on other hardware. The page uses great graphics, three of which we have downloadable today for iPhone, iPad, and desktop.
Continuing the Wallpapers of the Week section, we turn to simplistic images. Often, patterns and textures make for great Home and Lock screen images because they can be colorful, but not distract from the UI elements, like the clock or app icons. Personally, I prefer this style wallpaper due to the simplistic nature of the images.
Below the fold, you will find several walls to choose from, which will bring nice contrast to your devices, even if color isn’t a requirement to do so.
The Wallpapers of the Week section is designed to bring you fresh images for iOS devices. By combing through the web and viewing submissions from readers, we post the best of whats around, on a weekly basis.
Today, we depart from the iOS specific restriction and delve into a fairly niche wallpaper genre. Inside, find four sets of dual screen wallpapers for various devices. Naturally, they can be used as standalones, but really shine when paired. Read More
Running well longer than a year, the Wallpapers of the Week section contains a few genres that always appear to be crowd favorites. Of course, Apple event or hardware launch wallpapers are top of that short list, with hundreds of social shares, traffic, and downloads.
Other than Apple related images, galaxy and star related wallpapers are next in line. With an attempt to continue feeding that desire, included this week are four great wallpapers produced by @AR72014. In order to keep up with his latest wallpapers, make sure to download his newest 2.0 app version, included inside. Read More
Inside, find a collection of imagined environments that were digitally created by his graphic design skills. Although not photographically based, the wallpapers are crisp, clean, clear, and make excellently colorful wallpapers. Read More
Before focus shifts completely to El Capitan this fall, we wanted to capture the wholistic beauty of Yosemite National Park instead of focusing on a single mountain. The park, which is the focal point of the two most recent OS X operating system naming conventions, was first protected in 1864.
Totaling 1,200 square miles, Yosemite is accentuated by natural valleys and steep rising cliffs, formed thousands of years ago by glaciers. Four million visitors trek to the park each year to take in the beauty. We are continuing the Wallpapers of the Week section to highlight that natural allure.
Continuing the Wallpapers of the Week section, today we feature another set of images in a popular category. Based on trends, comments, and social shares, we triangulate preferred themes and genres. Repeatedly, galaxy and space images rank among the very top, aside from Apple event wallpapers.
Inside, you will find three different space wallpapers for your iOS devices and one for desktop. Additionally, a back link to previously posted similar images is included to help you find the rest. Step inside for the downloads. Read More
To much fanfare, Apple Music launched on June 30. If you started the free 3-month trial, make sure to check out Jeff’s top 10 pro tips and 10 Apple Music tweaks. The service proves to meet the hype and has potential to reach more customers, more quickly, than even Spotify.
As with all new launches, we are excited to offer you matching wallpapers! Thanks to several avid iDB readers, a small library of new Apple Music images are ready to grace your iOS devices. Step inside for downloads. Read More
The popular Wallpapers of the Week section strives to remain relevant throughout the year. Whether posting Apple Event wallpapers as the invitations are released seasonal favorites, we try to maintain chronological relevance, ensuring you have the latest and up to date images on your background.
Summer is in full session for the northern hemisphere and we are celebrating. After the summer solstice, the days start becoming shorter, but it marks the hottest time of the year. Try cooling off with a beautiful ocean wallpaper on your favorite iOS devices. Read More
One trend in the section is having images that are chronologically relevant. Having just the right image on your device for just the right time of year seems harmonious in some way. Currently, it is travel season, at least in the northern hemisphere. People are taking time away from work to vacation or holiday. It is time to fly. Read More
Last week during WWDC 2015, Apple spent a majority of time launching Apple Music and the corresponding iTunes 13 for OS X. The service will not launch until June 30, but the new Music app logo is already available for download in the iOS 9 beta.
Inside you will find inspired wallpapers for iPad, iPhone and, for the first time, Apple Watch. This fall, watchOS 2 will allow users to set wallpaper images from a specified folder on the device. Start your collection today. Read More
Tomorrow, Apple begins the annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote that will be live streamed across le world. A long list of what-if’s shroud the conference this year, with little or no details about any upcoming features or releases. Of course, we expect updates to iOS 9, OS X, and potentially Watch OS. A new Apple Music service will most likely be launched, but less expected is a refresh to Apple TV and a new streaming media service. For full details, make sure to read through Cody’s expansive round up.
Celebrating the upcoming conference, we previously released a set of wallpapers that were inspired by the WWDC invitations. Today’s selection is a mixture that is inspired both by the invitation and the banners now hanging on San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Step inside to get your new images.
The iPhone 6 boasts Apple’s most impressive mobile camera to date. As part of the campaign to show off the newly developed technology, Apple created a “Shot on iPhone 6 World Gallery” on its webpage. The gallery includes many stunning photos of different subjects, three of which are highlighted in today’s Wallpapers of the Week section.
Last week, we also included two images taken from the iPhone 6 World Gallery. After receiving several requests via Twitter for additional images, I found the following on a Spanish site, Botgard. Step inside for the latest downloads. Read More
This past week, Apple released a new store front image highlighting the Apple Watch and its ability to work harmoniously with the existing ecosystem. With an established set of avid Wallpapers of the Week readers, I received several messages on Twitter @jim_gresham, asking if I was able to grab the walls.
I was sent the original extraction by our buddy Jason Zigrino, but the image was too small to utilize for a photo quality wallpaper. As luck would have it, another designer you are familiar with was able to make a few modifications and give you a photo quality download. Read More
Every week, we aim to bring you fresh wallpapers for those beloved iOS devices. In an effort to provide quality images, the Wallpapers of the Week section is populated from walls we find scattered across the Internet, stumbled upon through Twitter, or submitted to me directly.
The majority of today’s selection is from quality work by @AR72014. He is always posting great stuff to his Twitter timeline, from original work to modifications of different content. Step inside for some of his latest. Read More
The oldies are the goodies, so they say. With nostalgia for the original games, 8-bit has become a niche genre that is still holding true for some retro style games and gamers. While the early days of Atari and Nintendo required 8-bit gaming, modern technology is very much past its blocky forebears. Yet, some modern classics stick to 8-bit roots.
Today’s Wallpapers of the Week selection features a mix of old and new. Where Mario is the classic 8-bit side scroller, modern games like Minecraft keep the spirit alive, although as a stylistic choice, not a technological requirement. Read More
In standard Wallpapers of the Week fashion, we try to maintain modern relevance. That means, keeping in touch with the big pop culture items of our time. One of the biggest comic book franchises released their newest installment of the Avengers series, Age of Ultron.
We are still in opening weekend, so a total box office number is currently unknown. However, it will certainly be a hit with lines waiting to get a ticket. What better way to get excited than deck your iOS devices with Avengers wallpaper? Step inside for an assortment of treasures. Read More
This past week marks the Apple Watch release date, April 24, 2015. Although the date has come under fire, at least a few pre-orders were filled and May/June ship dates are seeing movement. Since the pre-order launch on April 10, Apple removed the April 24 date from the online Apple Stores and Angela Ahrendts released an internal memo all but confirming in-store sales are not going to happen until around June.
Inside, we have the single largest wallpaper selection in an iDB post. Thanks to some great work by Jason Zigrino and Efrain Roa, there are enough images in there to keep you busy while waiting for your device. There are images for iPhone, iPad, and desktop in a wide range of colors that will match any new Apple Watch you are hoping to have in your hands. Read More