4 Stunning Wallpapers Hidden in Plain View on the Apple & Wired Websites

Apr 4, 2015 - 15 Comments

Four amazing hidden wallpapers hidden in plain view on Wired.com and Apple.com

There’s something about good wallpaper that makes using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, ok, even a Windows PC or Android device, just even better. We’re bringing you four gorgeous high resolution wallpapers that are basically hidden in plain sight from two sources, a recent Wired article about Apple Watch, and Apple.com product pages. All it took to uncover these amazing wallpaper shots was a little digging around with the web inspector tool, and we’re going to share the source links with you.


Two of the images are from Wired and this excellent article about the history of Apple Watch, which is more or less the devices creation story, it’s well worth a read if you haven’t done so yet. The other two images are from Apple.com, which if you take the time to poke around you’ll find has many beautiful HD images that can double as hidden wallpapers for Macs, iPhones, iPads, or whatever else you want to have some gorgeous desktop imagery for.

Two of these you’ll want to crop using Preview in OS X or within the Photos app of iOS so that they fit your device screen, and so they don’t have the unnecessary aspects (like the MacBook in the fall leaves picture, or the tiny watch in the Jellyfish image) – or keep them around, up to you.

Click on any of the images below to launch into the full sized version at the respective source:

Fall leaves (from Apple)
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(click here for 2880×1800 alternate version of fall leaves)

High mountain lake (from Apple)
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Apple Watch Jellyfish (from Wired)
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Gold Apple Watch (from Wired)
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The Jellyfish wallpaper, as shown below, in particular looks fantastic with a dark mode menu bar and a transparent Dock using cDock in OS X, so if you like customizing the appearance of your Mac it’s worthwhile to do so.

apple-watch-jellyfish-wallpaper-on-mac

Enjoy the wallpapers! If you’re not into these, we have an abundance of others that may suit your preferences.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize

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  1. ting says:

    Using jellyfish now, looks really nice. It looks like from the product shot that it will be an animation on the Apple Watch screen? That would be neat

    • Paul says:

      The jellyfish image looks familiar to me, not sure if it’s just a wallpaper from customizing the Watch face or if it was shown in a demo.

  2. Deiter Ruth says:

    There are two other Apple Watch images that are a sufficient resolution to use as wallpaper from the Wired article

    The plastic aluminum white Watch

    http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FINAL_150331_White__v12RGB-BlackBG_JMO_W-EH1.jpg

    The front of the gold Watch

    http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FINAL_150331_Gold-and-Black-2_v12RGB-BlackBG_JMO_W-EH1.jpg

    I look forward to getting one in a few weeks, particularly after reading the Wired piece. I feel like that has been the strongest answer to “why?” and a great sales pitch, but I can’t imagine Apple wanting to openly market their Watch as an “iPhone killer.”

  3. Eireann (Erin) says:

    I’ve found wallpapers hidden in Mountain Lion, Lion and Mavericks. Because of that, I can’t help but ask: Are there wallpapers hidden in OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

  4. Mystic says:

    Thanks, really love the jelly fish on my monitor

  5. Dim says:

    Who knows where to download wallpapers from new macbook 2015 in high quality 2880×1800?

  6. Danilo says:

    On this page: http://www.apple.com/macbook/, in Built-in Apps section, they shows part of a dark forest wallpaper. Someone here knows where can i found it?

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