You’re Going To Want These Gorgeous Wallpapers For Your Apple Devices [Gallery]

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Yes please.

If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for gorgeous wallpapers to lovingly bestow upon your shiny gadgets. Merek Davis has curated a fantastic selection of wallpapers by designer Kyle Gray, and you can download them all in Apple-friendly resolutions from his website.

I love this collection of stuff because it’s all wonderfully minimal. Loud and busy wallpapers are distracting, but these are simple enough to fade into the foreground of your display. Really nice.

Click on each image to download
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Aperture

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Graphite

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Rock Salt

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Elation

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Mulberry

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Trinity

  • Jonathan Ober

    these are so boring.

  • klikekyle

    these are so boring.

    I’m sorry you feel they are boring. I designed these for Merek. I am grateful for Cult of Mac for featuring these. As someone who designs freelance and shares a lot of my designs as wallpapers it’s humbling seeing your work get attention. The numbers don’t lie though. These wallpapers have been downloaded thousands of times so there must be a lot of people out there that appreciate a little bit of minimalism. :) You might like some of my other designs Jonathan on my site Pixeledmind.com. Thanks again Alex for the feature!

  • HunterD
    these are so boring.

    I’m sorry you feel they are boring. I designed these for Merek. I am grateful for Cult of Mac for featuring these. As someone who designs freelance and shares a lot of my designs as wallpapers it’s humbling seeing your work get attention. The numbers don’t lie though. These wallpapers have been downloaded thousands of times so there must be a lot of people out there that appreciate a little bit of minimalism. :) You might like some of my other designs Jonathan on my site Pixeledmind.com. Thanks again Alex for the feature!

    Ah, don’t listen to that guy; these are great! Especially aperture – just switched backgrounds! Keep up the nice work.

  • YSR50

    Thanks, but when you mentioned “Apple-friendly resolutions” I was expecting 2560 x 1440. Is the repeater pattern intentional on Elation?

  • klikekyle

    Thanks, but when you mentioned “Apple-friendly resolutions” I was expecting 2560 x 1440. Is the repeater pattern intentional on Elation?

    If I do another set I will make sure all Apple sizes are included. :P It is not intentional more a result of the levels being adjusted too dark in PS. Not perfect by any stretch but I certainly took mental notes for next time. Thanks.

  • Jonathan Ober
    these are so boring.

    I’m sorry you feel they are boring. I designed these for Merek. I am grateful for Cult of Mac for featuring these. As someone who designs freelance and shares a lot of my designs as wallpapers it’s humbling seeing your work get attention. The numbers don’t lie though. These wallpapers have been downloaded thousands of times so there must be a lot of people out there that appreciate a little bit of minimalism. :) You might like some of my other designs Jonathan on my site Pixeledmind.com. Thanks again Alex for the feature!

    Went to your site and it was down. So I can’t look at them. Just copied and pasted Pixeledmind.com into my browser and it looks like a hosting down kind of page. As far as the backgrounds. To my taste I find them very plain. They are good. Just too plain for me. I may try one or two on my ios device, but right now I have a really sweet painting from the Legend of Zelda someone had up on Deviant Art.

  • Robert Glover

    I love abstract backgrounds like this. Graphite is my favorite, but I would love to have a 2560×1440 version for use at home!

  • uujm17

    Great backgrounds! Would love to see more, at Merek’s website or Cult of Mac.

  • merekdavis

    Great backgrounds! Would love to see more, at Merek’s website or Cult of Mac.

    Thanks so much!

  • TylerHoj

    The Rock Salt background is BEAUTIFUL. Apple really needs to invest in this guys work – incredible.

  • teedoff087

    I love simple, natural textures like this. They’re a lot more refreshing to look at than the same old HDR nature photos and cartoonish wallpapers.

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