As soon as we get hold of any new gadget, we normally want to customize it right away. And for all of you lucky new Apple iPad owners, here’s a mega treat for your new toy. We have here over a thousand gorgeous iPad wallpapers appropriately sized 1024 x 1024 pixels.
So why is 1024 x 1024 the perfect wallpaper resolution for iPad if it’s screen resolution is just 1024 x 768? It’s because your iPad can be used horizontally or vertically. When you turn your iPad from the horizontal to vertical orientation, or vice-versa, it automatically rotates its wallpaper to match its orientation. And it doesn’t resize its wallpaper to fit its new orientation. So you will need exactly 1024 x 1024 to cover both orientations. And there will be 4 squares, sized 128 x 128 on 4 corners of your wallpaper image which will not be seen in your iPad in either horizontal or vertical orientation.
To better illustrate the iPad wallpaper size concept, please take a look at our iPad wallpaper guide illustration below.
The white area in the middle is the visible area at all times (horizontal and vertical orientation). The green squares on four corners are the non-visible 128 x 128 pixel sized area. The orange bars on the left and right sides are areas that will only be seen horizontally. While the blue bars on the top and bottom part are the areas that will only be seen vertically.
Aside from the 1024 x 1024 iPad wallpapers we’ve gathered below, you can also use 1280 x 1024 standard monitor wallpapers which are also very popular and in abundant supply from all around. It only requires cropping a small portion of the longer side.