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This article was published on June 9, 2009

A freebie for those who can’t afford the new iPhone 3G$

A freebie for those who can’t afford the new iPhone 3G$
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

A few months ago we created an iPhone Template which is slightly more useful than the usual wallpapers. We thought it might cheer you up a bit now that you found out that as a current iPhone 3G owner you won’t be upgrading anytime soon.

I wanted my Start-Up screen to show my name and enough information for someone who would find it in case I lost it to return it without having to call all my contacts and nose around my email and stuff. That is why I created the “StartScreenTemplate.psd” for everybody to use and generate your wallpapers with.

I included 40 free backgrounds I generated or took from my photo collection. The collections are ‘Nature’, ‘Fun’, ‘Clouds’ and ‘Abstract’.

Download the ZIP file, unpack, open in Photoshop and enter your name and address in the blue layers. Then pick any Background from the green layers. After you are done hide the red layer and save as JPG. Add the exported JPG to iPhoto and Sync with your iPhone or just email it to yourself.

A few examples: