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.
Further Reading on SmashingMag:
- Smashing Wallpapers - The Very Best for Your Desktop
- Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away
- 50 Remarkable Nature Wallpapers
iPhone 5 Wallpapers A collection of iPhone 5 wallpapers related to a variety of topics in 1136×640px (sci-fi, nature, art, abstract).
Abstract and 3D iPhone Wallpapers, Backgrounds and Themes A free source of wallpapers for all types of iPhones in 320×480px.
The Grid iPhone Wallpapers Wallpapers for all kinds of iPhones, also for iPhone 5 (1136×640px).
The Verge Forums An aggregate album of beautiful iPhone 5-only (1136×640px) wallpapers.
Artwork and Illustrations
Poolga iPhone Retina, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad Retina and iPod Touch wallpapers for the rest of us.
Desktop wallpapers Vladstudio Wonderfully imaginative wallpapers for all types of iPhones and iPads.
AppAdvice Various iPhone 5 Wallpapers (1136×640px).
Glennz Tees iPhone Wallpaper Funny and imaginative iPhone 4S (960×640px) wallpapers.
Geeknaut 100 HD iPhone Retina Wallpapers for iPhone 4 (960×640px).
InterfaceLift Free iPhone 4/iPhone 4S (960×640px), iPhone 5 (1136×640px) and iPad landscape wallpapers.
CreativeFan 97 hilarious and weird wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.
Daily iPhone Blog Every day new iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 (960×640px) and iPhone5 (1136×640px) wallpapers.
Beautiful Pixels A collection of simple non-distracting iPhone 4/4S (960×640px) homescreen wallpapers.
Urbanape You’ll find sober, non-distracting iPhone wallpapers here.
chrisglass.com Varied artsy iPhone 4 (960×640px) wallpapers of all kinds.
imgur 12 iPhone wallpapers (640×1136px).
iLikeWallpaper Retina iPhone 5 wallpapers (640×1136px).
iPhone 5 HD Wallpapers Hundreds of HD iPhone 5 wallpapers, in 18 categories and with daily updates.
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.
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).
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.
Cult of Mac Nice gathering of iPad wallpapers, with further links to many more great designs and styles.