10 Gorgeous iPhone Parallax Wallpapers

Like the nifty “parallax” effect where the icons float over the background on your iPhone’s home screen? Here are 10 parallax wallpapers that take full advantage of that effect.

I remember hearing so much about the parallax wallpapers in iOS 7 before it was released. Videos of beta users showing it off were all over YouTube and Vine, and Apple itself posted lots of information and vids showing how it worked. But when iOS 7 was released, I was kinda surprised that the effect was so subtle. I’d expected a lot more movement over those backgrounds than what we ended up with. Pictures with greater depth — such as “tilt-shift” pictures — work best, really showing off the full parallax effect.

Here are ten hi-res wallpapers that convey greater depth to enhance that effect. Click an image to download. Note: A few of these images have been edited for size and/or color saturation, but tilt-shift effects were applied by their original owners.

arc de triomphe iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

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amsterdam iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Amsterdam

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eiffel tower iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

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grand canyon iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

The Grand Canyon

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iceland iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

A scenic waterfall in Iceland

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new york city iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

New York City

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prague iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Prague

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syros greece iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Syros, Greece

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tower bridge london iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Tower Bridge in London, England

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yokohama japan iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift

Yokohama, Japan

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About Robin Parrish

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Comments

  1. Maarten van 't Hof says:

    Nice pictures

    But the Amsterdam picture is defenitly not a Dutch city and absolutely not Amsterdam. It look more like a German town.

    Maarten van ‘t Hof
    Netherlands

  2. Hey there thanks for the amazing right up. I’m going to bookmark this page so that I can use it when I finally buy my iPhone

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