Beautiful iPhone And iPad Retina Wallpapers

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Back in 2009, Smashing Magazine presented 100 (Really) Beautiful iPhone Wallpapers. In the meantime Apple has shaken the industry with iPhones 4, 4S and 5, as well as iPad 1, 2, 3, and not to forget to mention the brand new iPad mini and iPad 4 — stunning devices that steal the show with the best ever displays and gigantic resolutions. Having your hands on these masterpieces, how about enriching your device with a wallpaper that makes your thingamajig look even better than it already does.

We proudly present you a great collection of iPhone and iPad wallpaper sources, including lots of different designs and styles, from artistic and abstract to photographic and illustrated images. The introduced sites offer a huge variety of categories, so there’s something for everyone. The resolutions range from 640×960px to 2048×1536px, optimized for the different appliances. All of the images are clickable and linked to their source. You can explore further artistic treasures and more wallpapers by using the links.

You might also want to take a look at Smashing Magazine’s Quality Design Wallpapers, a growing collection of professional desktop wallpapers in various resolutions, with or without a calendar for the upcoming month. Released in the end of every month.

iPhone 4S And iPhone 5 Wallpapers

Abstract Wallpapers

iPhone 5 Wallpapers
A collection of iPhone 5 wallpapers related to a variety of topics in 1136×640px (sci-fi, nature, art, abstract).

iPhone 5 Wallpapers iPhone 5 Wallpapers

A Vast Collection of iPhone Wallpapers
Latest iPhone wallpapers and iPad backgrounds, which are regularly updated (1136×640px).

Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers
Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers

Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes
A free source of wallpapers for all types of iPhones in 320×480px.

Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes

The Grid iPhone Wallpapers
Wallpapers for all kinds of iPhones, also for iPhone 5 (1136×640px).

The Grid Blue The Grid Green

The Verge Forums
An aggregate album of beautiful iPhone 5-only (1136×640px) wallpapers.

iPhone 5 Wallpapers | The Verge Forums

Artwork and Illustrations

Poolga
iPhone Retina, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad Retina and iPod Touch wallpapers for the rest of us.

Poolga. iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch wallpapers for the rest of us. Poolga. iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch wallpapers for the rest of us.

Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio
Wonderfully imaginative wallpapers for all types of iPhones and iPads.

Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio

Iconpaper
Free wallpapers for iPhone 4/4S (640×940px).

Iconpaper Iconpaper

Mantia
Iconic iPhone 5 (1136×640px) and iPad wallpapers.

Kermit Don't Panic

Pixelgirl
Free wallpapers every type of iPhone and iPad.

Origami Fox Monster with Flower

AppAdvice
Various iPhone 5 Wallpapers (1136×640px).

Cloud Origami Bird

Glennz Tees iPhone Wallpaper
Funny and imaginative iPhone 4S (960×640px) wallpapers.

Delorian Aquarium

Games

Videogame Greats iPhone Wallpaper Pack
A creative iPhone 4 Wallpaper pack sized at 960×640 and 326ppi resolution.

Zelda Emblem Zelda Emblem

Photography

Geeknaut
100 HD iPhone Retina Wallpapers for iPhone 4 (960×640px).

Drops Highway

InterfaceLift
Free iPhone 4/iPhone 4S (960×640px), iPhone 5 (1136×640px) and iPad landscape wallpapers.

River in the Fall Fog in the Morning

Typography

Typenuts
A source for free iPhone (320×480px) and iPad (1024×768px) typography wallpapers.

iphone iphone

iPhoneRuler
Themes and fonts for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Endor Font Ocean Theme

Diverse Categories

CreativeFan
97 hilarious and weird wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.

Charming Frog

Daily iPhone Blog
Every day new iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 (960×640px) and iPhone5 (1136×640px) wallpapers.

Moai Bubbles

3D iPhone wallpapers
Different iPhone 4/4S (960×640px) 3D wallpapers.

Yellow Plastic Chrome Geometry

Beautiful Pixels
A collection of simple non-distracting iPhone 4/4S (960×640px) homescreen wallpapers.

Shelf Book Worm

Urbanape
You’ll find sober, non-distracting iPhone wallpapers here.

Sober Wallpapers

chrisglass.com
Varied artsy iPhone 4 (960×640px) wallpapers of all kinds.

Red Buttons Smiling Robot

Retina Wallpaper
Diverse Retina wallpapers for iPhone 4 (960×640px) and 5 (1136×640px).

City Street Leef

imgur
12 iPhone wallpapers (640×1136px).

Imgur iPhone Wallpapers Imgur iPhone Wallpapers

iLikeWallpaper
Retina iPhone 5 wallpapers (640×1136px).

iPhone 5 HD Wallpapers
Hundreds of HD iPhone 5 wallpapers, in 18 categories and with daily updates.

Duckfarm Blog
11 illustrated and photographic 640×1136px wallpapers for iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th gen).

dribbble
A simple iPhone 5 Wallpaper set of 7 single-colored wallpapers in 640×1136px resolution.

iPhone 5 Wallpapers
A great source of many different kinds of iPhone5 wallpapers.

iPhone Wallpaper Club
640×960px wallpapers for iPhone 4/4S.

iPad Wallpapers

Screenfunk
A nice selection of cheeky and outright artwork by designers and artists for iPhone and iPad screens.

2048px.com
86 beautiful illustrated and photographic wallpapers for iPad Retina Displays.

iPad Walls
More than 2000 iPad wallpapers and iPad backgrounds (1024×1024px) from 38 different categories.

iPad Wallpapers by sciphone
Thousands of 1024×1024px iPad wallpapers.

Daily iPhone Blog
Wallpapers for iPhone 4 (320×480px), 4S (640×960px) and 5 (640×1136px) and iPad (1024 and 2048px).

iPad Wallpapers That Don’t Suck
A nice collection of 1024×1024px iPad wallpapers.

Geeknaut
60 HD iPad wallpapers for Retina display (2048×2048px).

CHIP Online
One hundred 2048×1536px wallpapers for iPad 3.

fiftyfootshadows
A well rounded selection of 2048×2048px wallpapers for iPad 3.

t3n
20 photographic and abstract iPad wallpapers for Retina Display, in a resolution range from 1024 to 2880px).

2048px.com
Beautiful iPad 3 wallpapers for Retina Display.

appgefahren
15 Retina wallpapers for iPad 3 (some in 1600×1200px, most of them 2048×2048px).

inspirationfeed
40 scenic, illustrated, landscape and other HD wallpapers for Retina iPad 3 (2048×2048px).

iPad 3 Wallpapers
2048×2048px wallpapers for iPad 3.

makeuseof
100+ Free Retina iPad wallpapers in 2048×2048px, good to scale down for previous generation devices too.

freeipadwalls
A great collection of high-resolution (1024×1024px) iPad wallpapers of diverse styles, updated daily.

Cult of Mac
Nice gathering of iPad wallpapers, with further links to many more great designs and styles.

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  1. 1

    Thanks for the list, i like that Panda Kung Fu wallpaper.
    You might want to see iphonewallpaperstore.com – they have some good quality iPhone wallpapers there too.

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  2. 2

    Great article, thanks for this wonderful list. As iOS7 is now nearing, I wanted to add 1iphone5wallpaper.com to the list of wonderful sources for iPhone 5 Wallpapers

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  3. 3

    Great collection! To update for iOs7 parallax effect i use http://iphone5retinawallpaper.com

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