20 Amazing 2048×2048 Wallpapers Perfect for the iPad Retina Display

Apr 13, 2013 - 10 Comments

20 Awesome high resolution iPad wallpapers

It’s been a while since we’ve done an iPad specific wallpaper roundup, so we took the time to gather a collection of 20 absolutely gorgeous high resolution retina wallpapers for the iPad, sized at 2048×2048. You’ll find a mixture of amazing scenery, abstractions, and textures that are so good you can almost feel them. Click through each image to get to the full size version, then a tap and hold and choose “Save Image” to save it locally to the iPad in your Photos app where you’ll be able to set them as your desktop background.

Though these wallpapers are specifically aimed at the iPad’s high resolution display and are perfectly fit for the iOS homescreen, there’s really no good reason they won’t work on a desktop Mac or PC, iPhone, or Android too, since almost all of each are typically lower resolution than the iPad’s retina screen anyway.

Without further ado, enjoy the wallpapers!

Green drops

Above the clouds at dusk

Cracked glass


Starry Dusk over mountains
starry dusk over mountains

Blue feathers

Vintage Apple colored wood
Vintage Apple logo  wood colors

Red rust texture

Varied lime rust

Textured grid

Ivy wall

Stormy sea at night

Window condensation



Dry wild grass



Blue astro clouds and stars

Ice berg

Want more awesome desktop and home screen backgrounds? Check out our past wallpaper roundups, the excellent diverse collection from Brett Jordan’s gallery on flickr, don’t miss the @RetinaiPadWalls on Twitter (follow us too!), or uncover the amazing hidden wallpapers in OS X if you haven’t done so yet.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize, iPad


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  1. Carlo says:

    Stupid as hell. No iPad has a resolution of 2040×2048, let alone the retina one

  2. Martia says:

    Perfect pics, specially the skies

  3. James says:

    Does anyone have the link for these wallpapers but in normal screen resolution? Would love these on my iMac, Thanks

  4. Sam says:

    twitter.com/RetinaiPadWalls is back up, links are working again ! Must say they have some pretty impressive collection there. Wish they made a website on it.

  5. Ken says:

    Several of these appear to be in a DropBox account that has been disabled because of high traffic. The others are accessible.

  6. bob says:

    the reggae one is MIA…

  7. L.G.Y says:

    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

  8. derek says:

    gotta LOVE twitter.com/retinaipadwalls, they are the best in the wallpaper affair!

  9. Tony says:

    There’s only 19 there. What happened to the ‘blue fur’ one (first picture on the left, second row down on the ‘contact sheet’)?

    (It happened to be the one I wanted!)

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