The top wallpapers of 2020

The iDownloadBlog Wallpapers of the Week collection is populated with new, photo quality downloads every Sunday. We have been on this mission for more than seven years! Last week, we rounded up the most downloaded wallpapers posted in 2020. This week, we have the top five wallpaper sets that were downloaded in 2020, but not originally published this year. Consider this an all-time-wallpaper downloads top five list, a retrospective!

Top wallpapers in 2020

As we recap the all time downloaded wallpaper packs in 2020, a common theme emerges. Not dissimilar to the top wallpapers posted this year, all of the following wallpaper packs contain some version of an Apple original image.

Most notably, the top visited all time wallpaper post in the past twelve months was surprisingly posted in 2017. The top of the list, is a massive wallpaper pack of original Apple iPhone wallpapers, by @AR72014. The wallpaper pack includes all stock images pre-iOS 8 and they are optimized for current Face ID based iPhone devices. If you are looking for some photo quality, vintage Apple wallpaper action, check out this top all-time post.

Original Apple wallpapers optimized for iPhone, pre-iOS 8 (November 26, 2017)

Following, the next sets of wallpapers also date back a few years. Not surprisingly, the top images are also advertising and stock images from previous iPhone devices and iOS releases. Apple really does have an eye for great wallpapers, but they don’t always release the images with the software.

iPhone 11 Pro stock wallpaper via AR72014 purple rose

Original iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro wallpapers (September 11, 2019)

15 iPhone XS and iPhone XR stock wallpaper and variants (September 16, 2018)

2018 iPad Pro and MacBook Air stock wallpaper downloads (November 1, 2018)

iPhone XS marketing wallpaper (August 31, 2018)

Although the top packs above are all originally from Apple, one of the reasons they are so popular is we launch them before they become available to the public. All of this work is thanks to our wallpaper community. There is an incredible group of digital artists that help contribute to the iDB wallpaper collection and each of them is called out individually in the articles with the image downloads.

I curate the collection each week via @jim_gresham, where I interact with fans of the site and take submissions for the gallery. You can also find sneak peaks of upcoming posts and find mid-week downloads. From me to you: thanks to everyone who contributed to the wallpaper collection this year, all previous years, and all the years to come! Happy new year!

The Best wallpapers of 2020 on iDB (December 20, 2020)