Wallpapers of the Week: Mavericks redesign and Dark Sky

Dark Sky splash image Steve Portas

Running through week seven with the Wallpapers of the Week section, I continue to enjoy putting together these posts for our readers. Looking at the submissions and cruising around looking for more content is, easily, one of the most fun aspects of writing for iDB.

We hope you are enjoying the posts as much as we do. It is a reader driven post series and today’s walls are no different. Inside you will find full device resolution versions of two walls, perfect for the translucent design of iOS 7. As you now know, we are in beta 6 and hoping to see a GM release around the rumored September 10 iPhone announcement. Take a look inside for the downloads…


The featured artist this week is Steve Portas who submitted his two versions below. The first is a redesign of the OS X Mavericks wallpaper, both for desktop and iOS devices. Secondly, his creation, Dark Sky, which is also a blue-green abstract image. The abstract images are cropping up more and more due to the anticipated opaque system layers in iOS 7.

To keep up with more of Steve’s work, visit his personal website, or check him on Twitter @satropuk. For a little sneak peak, Steve is working on a new Winterboard theme, Satcon, which he hopes to release shortly.

Mavericks-redesign  DarkSky-preview-Steve-Portas

Mavericks redesign

iPhone 5, iPhone 4/S, iPad retina, iPad 2/mini, Desktop (2560×1440)

Dark Sky

iPhone 5, iPhone 4/S, iPad retina, iPad 2/mini, Desktop (2560×1440)

Downloading the goods

To download individual wallpapers, tap on the desired device above. Once the full resolution image loads, tap and hold on the image. Then, save a copy, which is accessible in your Camera Roll via Settings.app or the Photo.app. On a desktop, load the full image and rick-click save to your photo sync folder with iTunes.


If you are looking to have your images considered for our weekly post, you are a tweet or email away from the process. To submit via twitter, tweet me an image link to @jim_gresham. Email is just as simple, by embedding the image in an email to jim@idownloadblog.com. Each week I receive submissions and you could be the next featured artist!