New wallpapers are boring.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by sanke1, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. sanke1 macrumors 65816

    sanke1

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    The new wallpapers introduced in iOS 9 B5 are slightly better than the ones in iOS 8. But after seeing them again and again after 2 days, they feel drab. I got bored too quickly. Some of the dark ones continue with Apple's depressive guideline introduced since iOS 8.

    No new dynamic wallpapers since iOS 7.

    The ocean wave wallpaper from B1 to B4 was so fresh and alive. Little gaudy, but I loved it.

    Anyone else disappointed with new wallpapers? I created this thread because Apple has made aplying a simple wallpaper impossible without it getting cropped or blurred or stretched. That leaves us to only use stock ones.
     
  2. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    I actually like the new wallpapers. They are a continuation from iOS 8 and give it a modern feel and look. While I was hoping for some new dynamic wallpapers or the ability to make customs dynamic wallpaper by adjusting the colors, the new still wallpaper is nice.
     
  3. bushido Suspended

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    i dont like them either. they dont really flow with the app icons if you know what i mean. i prefer subtle wallpapers that flush better with the rest of the interface
     
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    The feather wallpapers are strange and unattractive. The dry paint splash ones aren't bad. I'm trying one of those now.
     
  5. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    The blue and orange type one matches the music app icon nicely
     
  6. AndyK macrumors 65816

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  7. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    All subjective. How many people (who care like this) actually use default wallpapers? So many millions of images on the web to choose from haha
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm using one of the paint splatters too. The orange flowery one is nice too.

    They all kind of remind me of pre-OS X actually.
     
  9. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I like them a lot. They're unique and they remind me of fashion. I much prefer them to vector graphics and generic landscapes.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What they should have is a collection of all not basically just one type and that's it.
     
  11. Prof. macrumors 601

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    ...i do... :oops:
     
  12. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    The purple flower one on white background makes icon text unintelligible and a lot of them don't look well with even the default app icons. Sure, you can use any graphic as your wallpaper, but you'd expect the standard ones to blend in and be a good fit for people who just don't want to fuss.
     
  13. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Don't use them then. Feel free to complain more about things you won't use but others will though. I'll start:

    Phone is such a useless app.
     
  14. thadoggfather Suspended

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    some of them are boring, some of them are not.

    i think it looks nice but aesthetic is mostly due to jb themes/tweaks and i think these compliment my set up:
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  15. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Dang lol, I take it you designed one of those wallpapers?
     
  16. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    And even then if you love the default wallpapers they're available on the web in HQ
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  18. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I have no use for flower or feather backgrounds and the space ones look dull.
     
  19. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I actually kinda like the new blue flower background on my iPhone 6, the blue and red feather wallpapers too. The gray feathers wallpaper is appalling though. The first three are pretty decent as well.

    For those who miss the iOS 8 wallpapers:
    http://wccftech.com/ios-8-wallpapers-for-iphone-ipad/

    iOS 8 ocean wallpaper
    http://osxdaily.com/2014/06/03/download-ios-8-wallpaper-iphone-ipad/

    And iOS 7:
    http://alliosnews.com/2013/09/ios-7-gm-wallpapers/

    Also going to upload the old iOS 9 wallpaper. Enjoy.
     

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  20. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I watched Detroit Borgs video and learned that you can swipe between wallpaper previews. But it's not working on my plus (6 was in the video). Can anyone else swipe between wallpapers?
     
  21. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I thought that at first too but then realized he just took screenshots of each and was swiping through them in the photos app.
     
  22. joeszef1 macrumors member

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    I actually like the new wallpapers ... maybe just really a personal preference. feel free not to use it if you dont like it
     
  23. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Oh haha.
     
  24. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    No, I love the new wallpapers. It's edgy, dark, grungy yet colorful. Amazing level of detail. That's how I like my wallpapers.
     
  25. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I think the wallpapers are okay, just wish they would give more than flowers and planets.
     

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