Want an easy way to trick your friends and family into thinking that their brand new iPad 3 is broken? Look no further than some of the cruel, but hilarious wallpapers, offered from sites like CoolBackgrounds.com. After your big laugh, and perhaps a small fight, you can switch the wallpaper to one that's a little less shocking or even encourage your friends to pay the prank forward by adding these cool backgrounds to others' iPads.
Remember back in the day when viruses and spyware would sometimes change your computer resolution? This isn't a worry for iPad owners; however, your friends might not realize this. That's precisely the reason why the iPod XL wallpaper works. It looks like a super-sized version of the regular iPad, except the icons are part of the background itself, so your buddies won't be able to even click to change the settings.
Next up are a couple of backgrounds that display the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death." Windows XP users were familiar with this error, which results in basic text over a bright blue screen. iOS doesn't suffer from this specific fault, but it's funny nonetheless. In the same category of false errors, we present the spinning beach ball wallpaper. Now, there's no spinning beach ball error to be had on the iPad, but it's minimalistic enough to appear real for those who aren't in the know.
Maybe a little physical damage is more up your alley. Feast your eyes on the broken-screen background. It gives the impression that the screen has been shattered. Watch as your friends go berserk when they suddenly realize their precious retina screen is completely useless. Just be careful when you explain to them that it's a prank. We bet that someone will do something similar with a puddle.
The fake app wallpaper is genius in an entirely different way. It features fake icons for apps that users have long wanted on the iPad, including Hulu and Flash. Rest assured that those apps are still not iOS compatible, yet, but you can make your friends and family think they suddenly have cool, new apps with this wallpaper.
The ideas are endless. A bloody hand-print that looks pressed to the screen probably won't fool anyone, but it certainly will make them squirm. Consider doing the same with an alien hand or even with someone's face, like the recent iPhone contact picture trend.