If you’re one of the millions of people who got the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you might have noticed that your old wallpapers don’t look great on the new screens. That’s because the iPhone 6’s bigger 4.7 inch screen has a resolution of 750×1334 instead of the iPhone 5/5s’ 640×1136. And The 6 Plus sports a 5.5 inch full HD display. While the panel resolution is 1080×1920, the software actually renders at 1242×2208 and then downscales it to 1080p.
So if you’re looking for a crisp wallpaper for the 6 Plus, you need to look for something that’s at least 1242×2208. And that’s with the perspective zoom off. If you like the parallax effect, the wallpapers need to be even bigger.
But all these are technicalities you don’t really need to worry about, thanks to a couple of apps that present a collection of wallpapers ready for the new Retina HD displays. We’ll also highlight curated collections of gorgeous wallpapers.
We’re going meta here. A curated blog post section in a curated blog post. But I think curated blog posts are the best way to find awesome wallpapers (the last time I say curated blog posts, I promise).