The magical image of a small and large clown fish living in a green anemone is the first image ever presented during Steve Jobs’ unveiling of the original iPhone and its then-great 3.5-inch screen, but strangely enough, Apple never included it as a built-in wallpaper. The full version of the image was later released on Mac computers. For example, in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 2009, the classic wallpaper can be found under the Nature folder in Desktop & Screen Saver.
There is no official word on whether the clownfish wallpaper will make its way to users in the next year’s release of the iOS 16 beta, and the wallpaper has also not reached all those who have access to the developer version of the latest iOS versions, as it appears that it is being rolled out. in stages. It’s definitely something to look forward to now that it’s also been improved from the original with a higher resolution. And as Reddit user ActorVMU pointed out , the wallpaper also has a nice animation that pops up when you swipe up.
Perhaps with the official arrival of this wallpaper on various Apple devices with the latest iOS versions, it is a sign that Apple intends to manipulate the feelings of users and go back and release old wallpapers again.
If you want to get a copy of the macOS version of the clownfish wallpaper, it was archived in 2018 by Evgenii Bogun , an art student at the time who started collecting each of the Mac wallpapers, and you can get them here.