Apple’s iconic and previously unreleased wallpaper for the original iPhone is finally available in iOS 16 beta
The clownfish wallpaper from Apple’s controversial 2007 presentation is finally making its way to the iPhone after 15 years — at least for some developers running the latest iOS 16 betas. Twitter user Jack Roberts provided light on the wallpaper by posting a screenshot of the Clownfish choice in iOS 16 Beta 3’s Collections section. The post went viral after it was retweeted by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman.
The magnificent image of a baby and adult clownfish living in a green anemone was shown for the first time during Steve Jobs’ unveiling of the original iPhone and its glorious-at-the-time 3.5-inch display, but Apple never distributed it as a built-in wallpaper image. The entire version of the image was later released on the Mac; for example, it could be found in the Nature folder in Desktop & Screen Saver in 2009’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard release.