Grab the Gorgeous iOS 9 Default Wallpaper

Jun 9, 2015 - 6 Comments

The default wallpaper for iOS 9

Apple has a knack for picking beautiful wallpaper to accompany software releases, and iOS 9 is no exception with it’s wonderfully colorful wave image adorning the iPhone and iPad background. Rather than run the first beta version or wait until the fall public release, you can get the full resolution wallpaper right now.


The full sized image resolution is 2700 x 2700 pixels and is being hosted by the PhoneArena CDN, click here to get the full resolution image on PhoneArena or click the thumbnail below, both will open into a new window of your browser where you can save the image to an iOS device, Mac, or PC:

iOS 9 Wallpaper

The resolution is high enough that it looks great on just about any device you wish to use it with.

For those interested in some details about the picture, the gorgeous wave wallpaper appears to have been shot by professional photographer Chris Burkard using a SONY NEX-7 camera somewhere in the caribbean, the image was slightly modified by Apple, but the the original, titled “Rainbow Barrel”, can be found on the photographers website here, if you click the little (i) button on his site you’ll be able to view the EXIF data about the picture for those who are interested in the technical camera details. The edits that Apple made are fairly minor, removing what looks like someones head from the edge of the wave, straightening the horizon a bit, and perhaps adjusting color saturation just a tad. Regardless, the original image and the version Apple is using for iOS 9 is absolutely beautiful, enjoy!

You can also get the OS X El Capitan default wallpaper here if you want a bit of mountainous variety.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize, iPad, iPhone

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  1. Glowworms says:

    Here is a mirror to the same image download of iOS 9 wallpaper, I found the link on twitter

    http://f.cl.ly/items/2O1A2Z0k1r3Q3i130K0E/iOS9.png

  2. John Robinson says:

    Just my opinion, but this isn’t a gorgeous image. It’s a doctored image that any beginner can do in Photoshop.

  3. Amigalander says:

    I can’t find the original. It must have been taken down. Do you have a copy of it?

  4. icecrystal says:

    I love ios8 so much and yet I can’t imagine hw powerful the ios9 is going to be, great work from apple

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