Beautiful iPhone And iPad Retina Wallpapers

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Back in 2009, Smashing Magazine presented 100 (Really) Beautiful iPhone Wallpapers1. 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 Wallpapers2, 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 Wallpapers3
A collection of iPhone 5 wallpapers related to a variety of topics in 1136×640px (sci-fi, nature, art, abstract).

iPhone 5 Wallpapers4 iPhone 5 Wallpapers5

A Vast Collection of iPhone Wallpapers 6
Latest iPhone wallpapers and iPad backgrounds, which are regularly updated (1136×640px).

Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers 7 Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers 8
Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers 9 Your number one source for iPhone Wallpapers 10

Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes11
A free source of wallpapers for all types of iPhones in 320×480px.

Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes12 Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes13

The Grid iPhone Wallpapers14
Wallpapers for all kinds of iPhones, also for iPhone 5 (1136×640px).

The Grid Blue15 The Grid Green16

The Verge Forums17
An aggregate album of beautiful iPhone 5-only (1136×640px) wallpapers.

iPhone 5 Wallpapers | The Verge Forums18

Artwork and Illustrations

Poolga19
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.20 Poolga. iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch wallpapers for the rest of us.21

Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio22
Wonderfully imaginative wallpapers for all types of iPhones and iPads.

Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio23 Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio24

Iconpaper25
Free wallpapers for iPhone 4/4S (640×940px).

Iconpaper26 Iconpaper27

Mantia28
Iconic iPhone 5 (1136×640px) and iPad wallpapers.

Kermit29 Don't Panic30

Pixelgirl31
Free wallpapers every type of iPhone and iPad.

Origami Fox32 Monster with Flower33

AppAdvice34
Various iPhone 5 Wallpapers (1136×640px).

Cloud35 Origami Bird36

Glennz Tees iPhone Wallpaper37
Funny and imaginative iPhone 4S (960×640px) wallpapers.

Delorian38 Aquarium39

Games

Videogame Greats iPhone Wallpaper Pack40
A creative iPhone 4 Wallpaper pack sized at 960×640 and 326ppi resolution.

Zelda Emblem41 Zelda Emblem42

Photography

Geeknaut43
100 HD iPhone Retina Wallpapers for iPhone 4 (960×640px).

Drops44 Highway45

InterfaceLift46
Free iPhone 4/iPhone 4S (960×640px), iPhone 5 (1136×640px) and iPad landscape wallpapers.

River in the Fall47 Fog in the Morning48

Typography

Typenuts49
A source for free iPhone (320×480px) and iPad (1024×768px) typography wallpapers.

iphone50 iphone51

iPhoneRuler 52
Themes and fonts for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Endor Font53 Ocean Theme54

Diverse Categories

CreativeFan55
97 hilarious and weird wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.

Charming Frog56

Daily iPhone Blog57
Every day new iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 (960×640px) and iPhone5 (1136×640px) wallpapers.

Moai58 Bubbles59

3D iPhone wallpapers60
Different iPhone 4/4S (960×640px) 3D wallpapers.

Yellow Plastic61 Chrome Geometry62

Beautiful Pixels63
A collection of simple non-distracting iPhone 4/4S (960×640px) homescreen wallpapers.

Shelf64 Book Worm65

Urbanape66
You’ll find sober, non-distracting iPhone wallpapers here.

Sober Wallpapers67

chrisglass.com68
Varied artsy iPhone 4 (960×640px) wallpapers of all kinds.

Red Buttons69 Smiling Robot70

Retina Wallpaper71
Diverse Retina wallpapers for iPhone 4 (960×640px) and 5 (1136×640px).

City Street72 Leef73

imgur74
12 iPhone wallpapers (640×1136px).

Imgur iPhone Wallpapers75 Imgur iPhone Wallpapers76

iLikeWallpaper77
Retina iPhone 5 wallpapers (640×1136px).

78 79

iPhone 5 HD Wallpapers80
Hundreds of HD iPhone 5 wallpapers, in 18 categories and with daily updates.

81 82

Duckfarm Blog83
11 illustrated and photographic 640×1136px wallpapers for iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th gen).

84 85

dribbble86
A simple iPhone 5 Wallpaper set of 7 single-colored wallpapers in 640×1136px resolution.

87

iPhone 5 Wallpapers88
A great source of many different kinds of iPhone5 wallpapers.

89 90

iPhone Wallpaper Club91
640×960px wallpapers for iPhone 4/4S.

92 93

iPad Wallpapers

Screenfunk94
A nice selection of cheeky and outright artwork by designers and artists for iPhone and iPad screens.

95 96

2048px.com11697
86 beautiful illustrated and photographic wallpapers for iPad Retina Displays.

98

iPad Walls99
More than 2000 iPad wallpapers and iPad backgrounds (1024×1024px) from 38 different categories.

100

iPad Wallpapers by sciphone101
Thousands of 1024×1024px iPad wallpapers.

102

Daily iPhone Blog103
Wallpapers for iPhone 4 (320×480px), 4S (640×960px) and 5 (640×1136px) and iPad (1024 and 2048px).

104 105

iPad Wallpapers That Don’t Suck106
A nice collection of 1024×1024px iPad wallpapers.

107

Geeknaut108
60 HD iPad wallpapers for Retina display (2048×2048px).

109

CHIP Online110
One hundred 2048×1536px wallpapers for iPad 3.

111

fiftyfootshadows112
A well rounded selection of 2048×2048px wallpapers for iPad 3.

113

t3n114
20 photographic and abstract iPad wallpapers for Retina Display, in a resolution range from 1024 to 2880px).

115

2048px.com11697
Beautiful iPad 3 wallpapers for Retina Display.

117

appgefahren118
15 Retina wallpapers for iPad 3 (some in 1600×1200px, most of them 2048×2048px).

119

inspirationfeed120
40 scenic, illustrated, landscape and other HD wallpapers for Retina iPad 3 (2048×2048px).

121

iPad 3 Wallpapers122
2048×2048px wallpapers for iPad 3.

123

makeuseof124
100+ Free Retina iPad wallpapers in 2048×2048px, good to scale down for previous generation devices too.

125

freeipadwalls126
A great collection of high-resolution (1024×1024px) iPad wallpapers of diverse styles, updated daily.

127

Cult of Mac128
Nice gathering of iPad wallpapers, with further links to many more great designs and styles.

129

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/06/100-really-beautiful-iphone-wallpapers/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/wallpapers/
  3. 3 http://iphonefivewallpapers.tumblr.com/
  4. 4 http://iphonefivewallpapers.tumblr.com/
  5. 5 http://iphonefivewallpapers.tumblr.com/
  6. 6 http://topiphonewalls.com/category/3d
  7. 7 http://topiphonewalls.com/category/3d
  8. 8 http://topiphonewalls.com/category/3d
  9. 9 http://topiphonewalls.com/category/3d
  10. 10 http://topiphonewalls.com/category/3d
  11. 11 http://www.alliphonewallpapers.com/category/id/1/
  12. 12 http://www.alliphonewallpapers.com/category/id/1/
  13. 13 http://www.alliphonewallpapers.com/category/id/1/
  14. 14 http://bartelme.at/material/thegrid/TheGrid.html
  15. 15 http://bartelme.at/material/thegrid/TheGrid.html
  16. 16 http://bartelme.at/material/thegrid/TheGrid.html
  17. 17 http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/24/3384374/iphone-5-wallpapers
  18. 18 http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/24/3384374/iphone-5-wallpapers
  19. 19 http://poolga.com/show/iphone4/2
  20. 20 http://poolga.com/show/iphone4/2
  21. 21 http://poolga.com/show/iphone4/2
  22. 22 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpapers/?skip=24
  23. 23 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpapers/?skip=24
  24. 24 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpapers/?skip=24
  25. 25 http://www.iconpaper.org/
  26. 26 http://www.iconpaper.org/
  27. 27 http://www.iconpaper.org/
  28. 28 http://mantia.me/wallpaper/kermit/
  29. 29 http://mantia.me/wallpaper/kermit/
  30. 30 http://mantia.me/wallpaper/kermit/
  31. 31 http://pixelgirlpresents.com/
  32. 32 http://pixelgirlpresents.com/
  33. 33 http://pixelgirlpresents.com/
  34. 34 http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/09/awesome-iphone-5-wallpapers-you-can-experience-now
  35. 35 http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/09/awesome-iphone-5-wallpapers-you-can-experience-now
  36. 36 http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/09/awesome-iphone-5-wallpapers-you-can-experience-now
  37. 37 http://store.glennz.com/downloads.html
  38. 38 http://store.glennz.com/downloads.html
  39. 39 http://store.glennz.com/downloads.html
  40. 40 http://psdesignuk.com/blog/design/videogame-greats-iphone-wallpaper-pack/
  41. 41 http://psdesignuk.com/blog/design/videogame-greats-iphone-wallpaper-pack/
  42. 42 http://psdesignuk.com/blog/design/videogame-greats-iphone-wallpaper-pack/
  43. 43 http://www.geeknaut.com/hd-retina-wallpaper-iphone-4-25191311.html
  44. 44 http://www.geeknaut.com/hd-retina-wallpaper-iphone-4-25191311.html
  45. 45 http://www.geeknaut.com/hd-retina-wallpaper-iphone-4-25191311.html
  46. 46 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/apple/iphone_4,_4s/
  47. 47 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/apple/iphone_4,_4s/
  48. 48 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/apple/iphone_4,_4s/
  49. 49 http://typenuts.com/
  50. 50 http://typenuts.com/
  51. 51 http://typenuts.com/
  52. 52 http://www.iphoneruler.net/
  53. 53 http://www.iphoneruler.net/
  54. 54 http://www.iphoneruler.net/
  55. 55 http://creativefan.com/97-totally-hilarious-and-epicly-weird-wallpapers/
  56. 56 http://creativefan.com/97-totally-hilarious-and-epicly-weird-wallpapers/
  57. 57 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/category/iphone-wallpapers/
  58. 58 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/category/iphone-wallpapers/
  59. 59 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/category/iphone-wallpapers/
  60. 60 http://www.photo2search.com/index.php?album=3D
  61. 61 http://www.photo2search.com/index.php?album=3D
  62. 62 http://www.photo2search.com/index.php?album=3D
  63. 63 http://beautifulpixels.com/iphone/10-simple-iphone-backgrounds/
  64. 64 http://beautifulpixels.com/iphone/10-simple-iphone-backgrounds/
  65. 65 http://beautifulpixels.com/iphone/10-simple-iphone-backgrounds/
  66. 66 http://blog.urbanape.com/post/684440225/some-non-busy-iphone-wallpapers
  67. 67 http://blog.urbanape.com/post/684440225/some-non-busy-iphone-wallpapers
  68. 68 http://chrisglass.com/photos/2007/wallpapers/index.shtml
  69. 69 http://chrisglass.com/photos/2007/wallpapers/index.shtml
  70. 70 http://chrisglass.com/photos/2007/wallpapers/index.shtml
  71. 71 http://retinawallpaper.com/
  72. 72 http://retinawallpaper.com/
  73. 73 http://retinawallpaper.com/
  74. 74 http://imgur.com/a/3W0MT
  75. 75 http://imgur.com/a/3W0MT
  76. 76 http://imgur.com/a/3W0MT
  77. 77 http://www.ilikewallpaper.net/iPhone-5-wallpapers
  78. 78 http://www.ilikewallpaper.net/iPhone-5-wallpapers
  79. 79 http://www.ilikewallpaper.net/iPhone-5-wallpapers
  80. 80 http://iphone5hdwallpapers.com/
  81. 81 http://iphone5hdwallpapers.com/
  82. 82 http://iphone5hdwallpapers.com/
  83. 83 http://blog.duckfarm.net/post/31767871837
  84. 84 http://blog.duckfarm.net/post/31767871837
  85. 85 http://blog.duckfarm.net/post/31767871837
  86. 86 http://dribbble.com/shots/739817-Simple-iPhone-5-Wallpaper-Set-Freebie
  87. 87 http://dribbble.com/shots/739817-Simple-iPhone-5-Wallpaper-Set-Freebie
  88. 88 http://www.iphone5wp.com/
  89. 89 http://www.iphone5wp.com/
  90. 90 http://www.iphone5wp.com/
  91. 91 http://iphonewallpaperclub.com/category/nature/
  92. 92 http://iphonewallpaperclub.com/category/nature/
  93. 93 http://iphonewallpaperclub.com/category/nature/
  94. 94 http://screenfunk.com/screens/most-viewed
  95. 95 http://screenfunk.com/screens/most-viewed
  96. 96 http://screenfunk.com/screens/most-viewed
  97. 97 http://2048px.com/
  98. 98 http://2048px.com/
  99. 99 http://ipadwalls.com/
  100. 100 http://ipadwalls.com/
  101. 101 http://www.ipad-wallpapers.com/
  102. 102 http://www.ipad-wallpapers.com/
  103. 103 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/
  104. 104 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/
  105. 105 http://dailyiphoneblog.com/
  106. 106 http://ipadwallpapersthatdontsuck.tumblr.com/
  107. 107 http://ipadwallpapersthatdontsuck.tumblr.com/
  108. 108 http://www.geeknaut.com/ipad-retina-wallpapers-19196000.html
  109. 109 http://www.geeknaut.com/ipad-retina-wallpapers-19196000.html
  110. 110 http://www.chip.de/bildergalerie/Top-100-Wallpaper-fuer-iPad-3-Galerie_54893279.html
  111. 111 http://www.chip.de/bildergalerie/Top-100-Wallpaper-fuer-iPad-3-Galerie_54893279.html
  112. 112 http://fiftyfootshadows.net/2012/03/19/retina-ipad/
  113. 113 http://fiftyfootshadows.net/2012/03/19/retina-ipad/
  114. 114 http://t3n.de/news/20-ipad-wallpaper-furs-retina-377758/
  115. 115 http://t3n.de/news/20-ipad-wallpaper-furs-retina-377758/
  116. 116 http://2048px.com/
  117. 117 http://2048px.com/
  118. 118 http://www.appgefahren.de/ausgewahlte-retina-wallpaper-furs-ipad-3-38714.html
  119. 119 http://www.appgefahren.de/ausgewahlte-retina-wallpaper-furs-ipad-3-38714.html
  120. 120 http://inspirationfeed.com/wallpapers/40-hd-retina-display-ipad-3-wallpapers/
  121. 121 http://inspirationfeed.com/wallpapers/40-hd-retina-display-ipad-3-wallpapers/
  122. 122 http://www.ipad3wallpapers.com/
  123. 123 http://www.ipad3wallpapers.com/
  124. 124 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/100-free-retina-ipad-wallpapers
  125. 125 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/100-free-retina-ipad-wallpapers
  126. 126 http://www.freeipadwalls.com/
  127. 127 http://www.freeipadwalls.com/
  128. 128 http://www.cultofmac.com/153422/gorgeous-wallpapers-for-your-new-ipads-retina-display-gallery/
  129. 129 http://www.cultofmac.com/153422/gorgeous-wallpapers-for-your-new-ipads-retina-display-gallery/

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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.

  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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Great article. Also I found some great wallpapers for iPhone retina display on http://wallpapersmobile.net/

  5. 5

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