I’m kind of obsessed with wallpapers for my Apple devices. That’s why I got excited when the guys at 2048pixels contacted me about their site’s 2.0 launch. I wrote about 2048pixels back in May, and it’s been cool to watch the site evolve with more and more awesome wallpapers over the last several months.
In case you didn’t know, 2048pixels is a website that offers free wallpapers for the third-gen iPad’s Retina display. You can discover and download them right from the site on your iPad, and version 2.0 brings a number of improvements, including the ability to edit wallpapers on the iPad before you download.
You can never have too many wallpapers to choose from for your new iPhone 5. Even though there are a cacophony of options out there, we always enjoy a nice currated collection of wallpapers so we don’t have to spend hours trying to find the best thing out there.
Here are 12 more amazing wallpapers for you iPhone 5. A few of them are geometric iPad wallpapers that we featured earlier this year, but they’ve since been converted to iPhone 5 wallpapers. Check them out, download them, and make your iPhone 5 look fabulous.
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.
We travel around the internet to find the best wallpapers for your new laptop.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro features a stunning 2880×1800 Retina display that makes any other screen look like pixelated junk. Because the next-gen 2012 MacBook Pro packs so many pixels in an insane resolution on a 15-inch display, it can be difficult to find great wallpapers that are optimized correctly. Luckily, we’ve collected the best resources on the internet to help you find the most beautiful wallpapers possible.
Tried of staring at Apple’s default galaxy wallpaper on your brand new MacBook Pro with Retina display? Need a change of pace on your iPhone and iPad? How about a gorgeous, minimal wallpaper that’s been crafted for each of Apple’s Retina devices?
Instagram designer Tim Van Damme decided to create a multicolor wallpaper design and give it away for everyone to enjoy. “Inspired by the gorgeous screen of the new Retina MacBook Pro, I wanted to design a new wallpaper for all my Retina devices (MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad), and my 27’ Cinema Display.”
I have to say, the 2880×1800 MacBook Pro version is stunning. Head over to Tim’s Dribble account to download each wallpaper. I’m rocking them on all of my devices, and I couldn’t be happier.
What’s better than watching fireworks blow up while chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” with a thousand strangers in the park? Nothing, that’s what. But the next best thing is a huge gallery of wallpapers you can dress up your iPad or Mac with to get patriotic for the Fourth of July. We’ve scoured the internet and found 30 spectacular hi-res wallpapers that represent what makes the U.S.A. one of the best countries in the wold. Check em out:
Apple released its fourth developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion yesterday, and you can get all of the gorgeous wallpapers from Apple right now. There are 34 total, and we’ve uploaded them all for you to download and use on your Mac.
Mountain Lion will be available in the Mac App Store next month for $20. While you’re waiting, why not check out some great new wallpapers?
There's a new website for discovering iPad wallpapers, and it's awesome.
We absolutely adore a good wallpaper here at Cult of Mac, so we’re thrilled to share 2048px.com with you, the first website solely dedicated to offering beautiful wallpapers for the new iPad’s gorgeous Retina display.
My friend Chris Herbert has released another wallpaper pack, and this time he’s made 200 beautifully minimal designs for the new iPad’s Retina display. His new collection, Subtle Papers II, is available for free now, and you’re sure to find at least one wallpaper that suits your fancy. A lot of sweat and love when into this collection, so be a kind soul and share it with your friends!
John Carey makes some fantastic wallpapers for your Apple gadgets.
We’ve shown you a couple collections of Retina-ready wallpapers for your new iPad already, but you haven’t seen some of the best photos available until you check out John Carey’s work. Many of you may already be fans of Carey’s blog/wallpaper site fiftyfootshadows.net. He’s been posting 100% original wallpapers there for desktops, iPhones, iPads, etc. for quite awhile.
Carey recently updated some of his best wallpapers for the iPad’s glorious Retina display. You won’t be disappointed with what he has to offer.