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10 Gorgeous iPhone Parallax Wallpapers

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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.

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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 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

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prague iphone 5s 5c wallpaper parallax tilt shift
Prague

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Syros, Greece

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Tower Bridge in London, England

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Yokohama, Japan

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

2 thoughts on “10 Gorgeous iPhone Parallax Wallpapers

  1. 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

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