When Apple released the new iPad this past March, its most hyped feature was the Retina display that doubled the screen resolution to 2048 × 1536. The new display looked amazing, but it made nearly all previous wallpapers worthless. Shortly after the new iPad’s release, our own Jacob Penderworth delivered a great list of 100 high definition wallpapers. Now that four more months have passed, giving designers and photographers enough time to stockpile their content, we’re ready to deliver you with a list of 100 more wallpapers to show off on your iPad.
As someone that loves to constantly change the look my iOS devices, I’ve spent a great deal of time scouring the net to find great wallpapers. After the break, you’ll find a true labor of love — a treasure trove of great wallpapers in a multitude of categories (displayed in alphabetical order), ranging from abstract, black & white, movies & television, nature and scenic (just to name a few).
Unlike most categories, abstract wallpapers are usually great to use on both the lock screen and home screen. The beautiful visuals are eye catching enough to not be a bore when you wake your iPad, but don’t overpower icon visibility on the home screen.
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CUBEN Shambles 2 by Simon Page
Cute Trees by mozhi
Passe by Kyle Gray
Question by BlankID
Shes The One For Me by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Tumble by BlankID
Without Apple, there wouldn’t be an iPad; without an iPad, there would be no need for this roundup. So, it’s only fair to honor Apple with a selection of beautifully designed Apple inspired wallpapers.
Apple Event by Kyle Gray
Water Apple by Federico Sironi
Art & Design
You won’t find any famous works of art in this list, but what you will find are some really striking pieces that will help make your iPad stand out in a crowd.
Afternoon Stroll by cande-knd
Castle & Moon
Fantasy Tree House by calu35
Flying Boat by Hayk470
Love is in the Air by Vicente Villamón
Moonwalk by David Lanham
Splitted Heart by Jean-Paul Leconte
Teller’s Restaurant & Bar by Patrick Emerson
The Brave Rose by Richard X. Thripp
The Desktop Wallpaper Project by Nick Agin
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Ellis Latham-Brown
Black & White
I’ve always found black and white photography, when done well, to be very striking. In addition, black and white wallpapers are great to use on your home screen because they offer such great contrast to the beautifully designed app icons.
Bike by mindetonation
Foggy Morning In Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller
Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Help for a Storm Trooper by Mike Stimpson
Misty Amsterdam Autumn by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller
Misty Amsterdam by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller
Who doesn’t love a great game? Mario, Angry Birds and Mass Effect are all amazing in their own right, and what better way to continue your enjoyment of these games than by making them your wallpaper?
Assassin’s Creed 3
Battle of the Immortals
Mario 3D Fighting
Mass Effect 3
Portal by Dimorphic
Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics
If there’s one style of design I’m drawn to most, it’s minimalism. I just love the concept of removing unnecessary noise and clutter, which allows you appreciate what truly matters (something Apple is renowned for). Below are a few wallpapers that attempt the capture the spirit of minimalism.
Cloud Wallpaper by Martin Knize
The Fun of Music
Movies & Television
For most, visual forms of entertainment like movies and television shows are their main source of entertainment. So it’s only natural that you’d want to decorate your iPad with wallpapers from your favorite movies and shows.
Amazing Spider-Man by TheAL
Batman by Louie Mantia
Fight Club by vbabic
Game of Thrones
Iron Man by Nick Balliett
Sex and the City
The Big Bang Theory
It goes without saying that music is not typically a visual medium. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy plastering your iPad with some musically influenced walls.
Kiss the Rock
One Love by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Landscapes, beaches and mountains can all be found in this list of beautiful walls. If you really enjoy the majesty that is earth, then you’ll find something to love right here.
Clarity by Robin Kamp
Field of Light by Atero
Hengelo, The Netherlands by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller
Sunrise Over the Poppy Field by Kenchie
Sunset at Surfers by Nicolas Kamp
Sunset by Lambert Wolterbeek Muller
The Alps 2 by zomx
The Journey by kyle915
The Old Fishing Hut by Fuzzypiggy
Patterns & Textures
Pattern and texture wallpapers can sometimes offer the same flexibility of abstract wallpapers, being a great choice for your lock screen and home screen.
Blue Diagonal Stripes
crissXcross by Chris Herbert
Diamond Grid by Robert Padbury
Retrostyle Fabric by Sypder
Woven by Chris Herbert
Unlike the nature category, scenic includes some great city wallpapers, as well as some really nice wallpapers featuring famous landmarks.
Bright Lights, San Francisco by Mkaldani
Classical In Her Beauty, Classical In Her Grace by Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
Fading Night in Sydney by Dominic Kamp
Nightfall in Paris by Emmanuel Larussi
Sunset Over Cindarella’s Castle by Andy Castro
Windmills in the Netherlands by antonio7
Space may be best known as the final frontier, but it also makes for some really stunning wallpapers (in fact I’m rocking a space wallpaper on my iPad at this very moment).
Lightning In Space
Perseus Early by Sypder
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
We think these are some pretty nifty wallpapers, but we invite you to share your favorites in the comments section.