This Beautiful iPhone Wallpaper Will Rekindle Your Appreciation For The Geometric Beauty Of iOS

This Beautiful iPhone Wallpaper Will Rekindle Your Appreciation For The Geometric Beauty Of iOS

I generally don’t favor Apple-themed wallpapers on my Macs or iOS devices, but I just had to make an exception for these meticulously designed, beautifully rendered schematic wallpapers for the iPhone by Ethan Allen Smith. If anything could give you an appreciation of the majestic geometry and elegant ratios that define every visual aspect of iOS, right down to the badges on every icon or where the pips at the bottom of every homescreen are placed, a couple days with these wallpapers will have you thinking hard about them: in iOS, every little line means something.

Smith has provided two wallpapers: one for the standard homescreen and one for the iOS lockscreen. The lockscreen one is nice, but it’s the homescreen wallpaper that really shines.

Magnificent. I hope these get updated for the longer homescreen of the iPhone 5. You can download them at the link below.

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  • claudio24012

    How can I download it? There isn’t the link you say above…

  • davester13

    How can I download it? There isn’t the link you say above…

    At the bottom of the article, there is a blue box with the word “Source” in it. Next to that is a gray box with “IMGUR” in it. That is the link to the image source.

  • RaptorOO7

    Cool, but we will need a revised version for the next iPhone.

  • MamaGaea

    There are 5 icons in the home row at the bottom there instead of the normal 4. How do you make it 5?

  • Albert Anti-Madridista Chichon

    is anyone else having problems with the scaling of the wallpaper? my icons don’t seen anywhere near the ‘icons’ on the wallpaper :/ suggestions?

  • Albert Anti-Madridista Chichon

    never mind.. enabled.. User Wallpaper in Winterboard and seems to work fine now :)

  • Albert Anti-Madridista Chichon

    actually.. my friend is having the same problem but she doesn’t have her iPhone jailbroken so she can’t enable the option on winterboard… any ideas guys? thanks

  • laytoncy

    There are 5 icons in the home row at the bottom there instead of the normal 4. How do you make it 5?

    You can only get 5 icons in the dock on a jailbroken iphone. This should probably be mentioned somewhere in the article. Great looking wallpaper by the way.

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