See the Inside of iMac, iPad, and iPhone with These X-Ray Wallpapers

Jan 8, 2012 - 11 Comments

X-Ray iMac wallpaper

Recently we posted a Mac museum collection that featured an iMac using wallpaper that made it appear like you could see right through to the logic board. It turns out these images are from iFixIt, the company that likes to tear down Apple hardware.

In the process of documenting their teardowns, iFixIt also has taken high resolution images that work great for wallpapers, giving the illusion that there is no screen on the device, and instead making it look as if icons and windows are floating directly atop circuitry. It’s a cool effect, and they have a variety of freely available native resolution wallpapers in this style for the iMac, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and even the Apple external Thunderbolt display.

If you don’t care about showing the exact hardware for your device, they all make great wallpapers in general. My favorites have to be the iPad and iMac, although the Thunderbolt chip is nice too:

See through iPad wallpaper

Transparent iPhone wallpaper
The iPhone is a little crowded with icons on top but still looks good.

Thunderbolt display chip
The external Apple Thunderbolt Display’s internal wallpaper focuses on the chips instead.

Direct links to iFixIt’s wallpaper: Thunderbolt, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iMac 21″, iMac 27″.

Thanks to Rejean for pointing these out in the comments!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize, Fun, iPad, iPhone, Mac


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  1. […] you don’t have an iPhone 5 yet, iFixIt has done this in the past with wallpapers for iMacs, iPads, and other iPhones too, each of which should strike your geek fancy. […]

  2. bob says:

    why not get an ipod touch one

  3. Braniac says:

    Curious if these could be tied to a background system diagnostic and flash wherever a problem has been located.

  4. nash says:

    Why No Macbook Pros? OMG

  5. These are pretty nifty.

  6. smithers says:

    These are AWESOME! I am using the Thunderbolt chipset pic on my MacBook Pro , don’t care if it’s not what it looks like behind the screen or not :)

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