100 High Definition Backgrounds for the New iPad

Okay, so you’ve got your amazing new “resolutionary” iPad and you’re looking for the best way to show off the powerful display. I mean really, you’re going to want some breathtaking wallpapers and backgrounds that are the same resolution as your new iPad to go along with the device – so that people can see how great it is. Well you’re in luck, because I’ve managed to gather 100 of the best iPad Retina-optimized wallpapers, saving you all the work of searching the entire World Wide Web for them.

After the break, you’ll find everything from retro pixels and abstract patterns, to breathtaking views of New Zealand and flying birds, so you’re not going to want to miss this! Some of them are not the full 2048 by 2048 pixel resolution, but they work great in landscape mode, so check them out anyway. You’re going to want to download the largest resolution available, which is usually about 2560 by 1600 pixels. Get set for an exhaustive and beautiful collection of backgrounds and wallpapers!


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If you’re looking for something more befitting of the season, then check out our recent roundup of the best summer wallpapers!

Lock Screen Wallpapers

Let’s start off with some lock screen wallpapers, since that’s typically the first thing you see when you turn on your iPad. I’ve managed to get a lot of great photography into this section, so hopefully you like it.

Just click an image to be directed to its download page.

All wallpapers from InterfaceLIFT will automatically detect your resolution, so try visiting the pages on your new iPad.

Sunset at Grand Gayman by Michael Toye

Take Flight by Mkaldani

Enlightenment by Dominic Kamp

Solace by John Carey

Orange Days by Robert Ekman

Buddha’s Fingers by Morten.lines

The Cliffs by Ben Eubank

Iron Man 2

Rakin Kotka by Tuomas Hämäläinen

Colors of New York by Dominic Kamp

Japanese Garden Kyoto by Marxpix

Masyaf Discovery by gamer10

Endeavour’s Launch by Bruno Casarini

Canopy by DiscoV8

Dark Night by Mkaldani

Oregon Hills by Pearson0

Daisy by DiscoV8

Veni Vidi Venice by Dominic Kamp

The Open Road by Trey Ratcliff

Cornwall Park Dusk by Chris Gin

Asdf by John Carey

While Waiting For Milky Way by Jonathan Besler

The Time of Silence by Dominic Kamp

Red Bridge in Late Afternoon by Trey Ratcliff

Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico by Alex Sabatini

Autumn by DiscoV8

Oahu Valley by Mike Damianakis

Lake at Night by Daniel Frome

The Boat in Portofino by Trey Ratcliff

Going Home by John Carey

Inherently Powerful, Unexpectedly Sweet by Said Ehrlich

Hills of Color by StarFront Photography (Jacob Penderworth)

Green Lake Sunset by Lucas Jungmann

Mont Blanc by Alex Strohl

Autumn Lake by Chris Gin

Elementary by Sven Müller

Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky by acidphosphatase

Westland Sunset by Jon Packer

Trifecta by Colin Wojno

Blue Sky by Skywalker Graphics

The Name Of The Rose by Giovanni Di Gregorio

Something Old by John Carey

Fiery Storm by Josh220

Moving Up by John Carey

Red Sunset by NYClaudioTesta

Milford Sound Sunrise by Jon Packer

The Sleeping Giant And The Moon by Jack_the_Kayman

Sunset On Fire by Andy Hutchinson

Yellow Autumn by chikyb

Blissful Paradise by Josh220

Yllasjarv by Ingostahlphotography

Herbert Lake by Lucas Jungmann

La Mar Lamora by Nicolas Kamp

Ferie by Jon Packer

Home Screen Wallpapers

And now on to the main course. Here you’ll find some more abstract wallpaper and backgrounds for your Home Screen.

Rainbow Abstract by Angel

iPADD by Louie Mantia

Blue Noise by Cloventt

Trio Cold by Marc Edwards

Light in the Mountains by Trey Ratcliff

The Essence of Fire by Caleb R. Joyce

Galaxy NGC 3190 by Javier Ocasio

Pier To Nowhere by TJP_

Blue Roof by Brett Jordan

Business Arrow by Angel

The Fog by Hailey Lane

Vaja Dark by ScneiderStudios

Nature’s Beach Floor by Allen Cisneros

The Fence by Robert Ekman

Blue Sunrise by BoselySam

Letting Go by John Carey

Don’t Panic by Louie Mantia

Trio Cool by Marc Edwards

Spring Wheat by Alexander Kirichev

Blurred Country by Martz90

Bubblicular by Conduit

Thank You, Steve by Manuel Nuetzinger

Pathway by Unknown

Crystal Cave by Matthias Sanne

Mr. Incredible by Louie Mantia

Morning Mist by Jonas Funkenweh

Bamboo by Hiphoper

The Deep Shallow by John Carey

Tiny Wings by Vladstudio

Trio Hot by Marc Edwards

Orbital by PerfectHue

Blueprint Neue by Louie Mantia

Vanishing Bridge by Matt Hanson

The Shining by Louie Mantia

Levitating Droplets by Michael Phang

An Emerald Princess by Leslley Scotte

Trio Aqua by Marc Edwards

Autumn Bloom by jag64551

The Guide by Louie Mantia

Purple Murmer by C.J. Toscano

Virtue Of Nature by Nadeem

Holywell Bay by JulianHJ

Black Leather by Adam Betts

Dust by John Carey

Serenity by Louie Mantia

Break Of Dawn by Dominic Kamp

Your Thoughts

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to post links to your favourite high definition backgrounds in the comments!


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