A stylish wallpaper need not be confined to your desktop (though some beautiful ones are available), and I wouldn’t want your iPhone to feel left out of the action. For this reason, I’ve been hunting for a collection of 50 gorgeous, stylish and funky iPhone/iPod Touch wallpapers to use with your device. Many are sized for the iPhone in particular, but would work with any mobile device.
I’ve split the collection down into a few different categories for easier browsing; Apple & Technology, Typography & Design, Cartoons, Photo Manipulation, and Abstract. There’s something for everyone, and I hope you end up with an iPhone sporting wonderful wallpaper attire!
Interested in finding even more gorgeous iPhone wallpapers? Be sure to read our roundups of 40 New iPhone Wallpapers, 50 Gorgeous Wallpapers for iOS & iPhone 4, and 50 Really Beautiful iPad Wallpapers.
Apple & Technology Wallpapers
Wonderful Apple imagery, with the Leopard Time Machine-esque backdrop.
A classic black Apple logo, illuminated from behind
A blue swirl, and a bold Apple image
Giving someone an iPhone for their birthday? Firstly – I hope they know how lucky they are! Secondly, this is the perfect wallpaper for the job.
It’s rare to see this retro Apple logo, but a refreshing change from the stylish aluminum variety.
A fire and electricity surrounded logo.
How does your iPod fit into the cycle of stuff?
Typography & Design
Wallpaper designed by Patrick Devine. Set in Sumner Stone’s glorious Arepo.
A delightful play on the Helvetica branding and Twitter logo.
Wise words, and a re-assuring message to have on your phone
A collection of great typography wallpapers from Veerle.
A gorgeous, flowing typography design
The classic phrase, beautifully rendered on your iPhone.
A great worn look, and unusual typeset.
Makes me think of the classic Lionel Richie song…
This one really does look like wallpaper!
Affluent, Prosperous, Comfortable
Kermit taking part in the evolutionary process.
Weird, dark, but a funky cartoon at face value!
That explains the recent Gmail outages!
A different take on the ‘ship in a bottle’ genre…
And I thought using an iPhone with gloves on was a pain! Another witty take on phone usage.
Those are some like-able lollypops.
An idyllic, vivid rainbow scene.
I bet you’d never thought of a penguin as wearing a tuxedo before now.
A classic retro female icon.
Lost to the insanity of the cartoon.
Two questionable looking fruit-y characters.
I think this little guy would make a great pet.
Wonderful imagery and colours, with a dark and angry sub-tone.
Akin to a more sophisticated Mr Potato Head, a great abstract image.
A great texture created by a household item.
I love this type of photo, and the colours are brilliant. You wouldn’t know it was taken in Times Square though.
A beautiful depiction of Autumn – perfect golden leaves.
Adorn your iPhone with the image of a true hero…
Dew-drop-glistening nature, which looks good enough to eat!
Beaches and sunshine, with a digital twist.
A gorgeous high res shot of two strawberries being flung through the air.
Railway tracks leading off to nowhere.
I wouldn’t mind being there at all!
Vibrant colours and imagery, with more available via the link.
Grunge, grit and…. charity based gadget re-coloring!
It’s bad enough to be running a windows-based wallpaper! Looks reasonably convincing at some angles.
An abstract play on angles and perspective.
It goes some way to describe what your old phone might be feeling, having been replaced.
This one just screams ‘sunshine’ – fun and friendly.
Vivid colours and a deep space feel.
A simple but really well designed background.
Fantastic retro Twister imagery.
A colorful and bubbly guitar image.
Browsing on Your iPhone
If you’d like to be able to browse for and download wallpapers directly from your phone, Interface Lift have created an application which lets you do just that. It’s worth checking out for wallpaper junkies!
If you have any other great wallpaper sources, please do let me know in the comments. If it’s desktop backgrounds you’re after, feel free to check out our recent roundup of 50 Mac Desktops for Maximum Visual Goodness.
Our Other Wallpaper Posts
Interested in finding even more gorgeous iPhone wallpapers? Be sure to read our other roundups that can help to beautify your iPhone and iPad!
- 40 New iPhone Wallpapers
- 50 Gorgeous Wallpapers for iOS & iPhone 4
- 50 Really Beautiful iPad Wallpapers