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Apple Brings the Clownfish Back

The clownfish wallpaper from Apple controversial 2007 presentation is finally arriving on iPhones after 15 years, at least for certain developers using the most recent iOS 16 release. The wallpaper was clarified by Twitter user Jack Roberts, who shared a screenshot of the Clownfish choice in the Collections section of iOS 16 Beta 3.

Following the repost by Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman, the tweet went on to receive a lot of attention. The first image ever shown at Steve Jobs’ unveiling of the first iPhone and its glorious-at-the-time 3.5-inch display was the stunning image of a baby and adult clownfish living in a green anemone. Oddly, Apple never distributed it as a built-in wallpaper image, though.

The whole version of the image was eventually made available for the Mac; for instance, with the 2009 release of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, it could be found in the Desktop & Screen Saver section under the Nature folder. There is no information on whether the clownfish wallpaper will appear in the impending iOS 16 beta for the general public. Those who have access to the developer version are also not certain to receive it, since it appears to be spreading out gradually.

With the original upgraded and in a higher resolution, it’s undoubtedly something to look forward to. Additionally, it includes a beautiful swipe-up parallax animation, as shown by Reddit user ActorVMU.If you’d like a copy of the clownfish wallpaper for macOS, you may download it here. Evgenii Bogun, an art student at the time who started collecting all Mac wallpapers, archived it in 2018.

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