iOS 5.1 has a little gem for wallpaper fanatics like me: Apple will include four new wallpapers in the iPad version of iOS 5.1 (likely the release launching alongside the iPad 3 next year). The new wallpapers are water crashing onto a sand beach, grass blades, and two ocean wallpapers. These are reminiscent of some of the OS X Lion wallpapers, but of course scaled to the iPad’s screen size.
Apple is yet to include these new wallpapers for the iPhone, but we shrunk them down to iPhone and iPod touch Retina size. They look pretty nice. Something interesting to note: Apple shipped an all-new wallpaper set with the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone to include a new screen resolution, so Apple needed to make new wallpapers of the Retina size. Apple could be doing the very same thing here with the iPad, but we’ll have to see. To clarify, these downloads aren’t for a Retina iPad.