Gorgeous Wallpapers For Your New iPad’s Retina Display [Gallery]


Apple's default wallpaper not cutting it? Try the wallpapers we've found.
Apple's default wallpaper not cutting it? Try these wallpapers instead.

You’ve finally got your hands on the new iPad, now you need some beautiful wallpapers. Apple’s newest tablet sports a gigantic 2048×1536 resolution display, so your old iPad wallpapers won’t look as good as they once did. You need higher resolution images for your new baby.

We’ve gathered some gorgeous, free wallpapers that are all optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display. We tried to include different designs and styles for everyone. Check them out and see if one catches your eye!

We have previews of each wallpaper with full-res versions linked under each image. Click or tap the link under each wallpaper for the full size version.

Credit: MacRumors forum member "wy2sl0"

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Dan Matutina made this design for multiple screen sizes, including the new iPad's Retina display.

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Credit: MacRumors forum member "TexasChemE"

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"Manarola, Cinque Terre - Take II" by lmborlenghi

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Credit: MacRumors forum member "Lukeyy19"

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"SHARD" by RazorianFly

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Credit: MacRumors forum member "Lukeyy19"

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Credit: MacRumors forum member "Nightprowler"

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"newborn grass"

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Can anyone say "linen?" Credit: MacRumors forum member "Lukeyy19"

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"lakeside Aurora Borealis"

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"rainbow water drops"

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"Raise" by PerfectHue

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There are plenty of other places to find great wallpapers. InterfaceLIFT’s third-gen iPad section has dozens of incredible wallpapers that are already optimized for the iPad’s Retina display. Dribble is also a great place to look for interesting designs. You can follow @RetinaiPadWallpapers on Twitter for more free downloads.

Let us know what wallpaper you went with in the comments below! Have you found a great wallpaper for your new iPad? Share it with us!

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  • Skywaytraffic

    Coolest one says file not found. Fail.

  • andrei paraipan

    They look so good on the retina display! Thanks Cult of Mac 

  • alexheath

    Which one are you talking about?

  • Angelica Garcia Salazar

    The beautiful one of Cinque Terre. I wanted that one too! :(

  • Vasu Sharma

    The url is here http://interfacelift.com/wallp

  • Gregory D Foster

    The link for manarola isn’t working. *sadface*

  • Toby_Wong

    gorg.. what?

  • alexheath


  • Danny

    “Manarola, Cinque Terre – Take II” still not working.

  • alexheath

    It’s the site server’s getting hammered, not our link

  • Danny

    I don’t think it’s the server being hammered Alex, the link pulls up a 404 page, most likely the link got moved.

    Here’s a great one on the site though: http://interfacelift.com/wallp

  • Danny

    404 page does not mean their server is getting hammered.

  • tornacious

    Got ’em all, thanks!

  • Benjamin Hahn

    some more here: http://bennihahn.com/dunkelkam… (made by me)

  • Bob_Zimmerman

    Just goto interface lift.com, they have hundreds of wallpapers that are new iPad ready!

  • Brett Jordan
  • Brandon

    Wow.  I was just about to comment about InterfaceLift, but I see you have that covered.  Love that site!!!

  • iLikeLemons
  • iLikeLemons

    Here’s the Manrola link, there’s also a mac resolution

  • Wudien

    Shard does not work. Or the one Above it

  • Clay Greenberg

    Yeah. Cinque Terre doesn’t work, and it’s not because the server is hammered. 404 means no such file exists (at least not in the specified location).

  • therealgonzo

    found it while “walking” through the pictures….

  • themorra

    Here are some nice ipad retina wallpapers skywalkergraphics.com/2048×204…

  • Patrick Gavin

    Here are 60 more iPad Retina wallpapers

  • makebeatz
  • jordanclark1993

    Nope not fixed.

  • will haine

    Nice, I especially like the Carbon one. Thanks so much for compiling them Alex.

    I also get my wallpapers from mobile9, which offers quite a lot of wallpapers for the retina iPad. :) http://gallery.mobile9.com/c/a

  • joewaylo

    Right click it on your desktop and do “Save picture as” or hold the image on your iPad to bring up save in camera reel.

  • SpitFire

    Thanks for the nice collection of wallpapers. Btw check out this site also http://ipadwallpaperworld.com they are having over 400+ of new ipad wallpapers.