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15 Awesome Wallpapers for the New iPad & Where to Find More



If you want to really make your new iPad’s high-resolution Retina Display pop, even when it’s locked, you need a wallpaper that goes beyond the stock photos that Apple includes.

From NIN to abstracts, landscapes and more, we have a collection of some of the best Retina Display ready wallpapers.

(Read: 35 New iPad Cases)

The new iPad has a 2048 x 1536 resolution, but you’ll want to look for 2048 x 2048 resolution wallpapers for the new iPad to make sure they look good in portrait or landscape.

Be sure to head over to the original sites to download the full 2048×2048 resolution version of the wallpaper.

15 Awesome Wallpapers for the new iPad

Below you’ll find 15 of our favorite wallpapers formatted to fit the new iPad, and tips on finding more Retina ready wallpapers from your favorite artists and subjects.

Beach Water Drops – SkyWalkerGraphics

Beach Water Retina iPad Background


 Scare Tactics – Rob Sheridan

Scare Tactics iPad Retina Wallpaper


Crazy Water Drop Macro – Michael Toye

toye free new iPad 3 wallpaper


Fluid – Brett Jordan



Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral – Official NIN

NIN Retina WallPaper


Lightning Tree – DailyiPhoneBlog

new ipad wallpaper


Rakin Kotka – TuomasH

Retina wallpaper new iPad Beach with rocks


Trifecta –

Bay Bridge new iPad wallpaper


Fingerspoo – Lonelysandwich

fingerprint new ipad wallpaper


Try – Brett Jordan

Don't bE scared iPad wallpaper


Gears – city17

gears iPad HD resolution


While Waiting for Milky Way – Jonathan Besier

new ipad wallpaper


Space – iPad3WallPapers


Apple Industrial –

new ipad wallpaper


Canopy – DiscoV8


Swirls of Color – iPad3WallPapers

colorful new ipad wallpapers


Where to Find More Retina Wallpapers

If you didn’t find a great wallpaper above, you should check out these great resources. They all have perfectly formatted, beautiful photos and illustrations to make your Retina Display pop.

How to Set a New Wallpaper or LockScreen on Your iPad

Download the new iPad wallpapers to your iPad and put in your Photo gallery. This can be as simple as opening the high-resolution image on your iPad, then tap-holding until it asks you to save the image.

  1. Now, open up Settings.
  2. Tap on Brightness & Wallpaper
  3. Tap on Wallpaper
  4. Choose Camera Roll
  5. Tap the image you want to use and then – Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen or Set Both.

Repeat to change or mix up your lockscreen and home screen images. I like to put a busy image on my lockscreen, but something more simple on my homescreen so I can still see all my apps and folders.



  1. Patrick Gavin

    03/25/2012 at 4:24 am

    Here are 60 more wallpapers your readers will like

  2. Justsanvy

    03/26/2012 at 1:16 am

    Awesome 2048 x 2048 wallpapers, daily update:

  3. devans00

    03/31/2012 at 6:29 am

    There are some good iPad retina wallpaper groups on Flickr. Something for everyone.

  4. Isabela Gomez

    12/30/2012 at 11:10 pm


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