Apple reveals iPhone Easter egg: An old-school wallpaper that honors Steve Jobs

Some iPhone users have reported that their updated operating system — iOS 16 beta 3 — has given them the option of using an old-school wallpaper that’s an Easter egg and homage to Steve Jobs. The wallpaper in question features clownfish and was used when Jobs debuted the iPhone back in 2007.

On Twitter, Mark Gurman, a reporter who covers Apple for Bloomberg, quote-tweeted a user named @JackLRobertswho appeared to have the clownfish background as an option on their iPhone.

“This is the wallpaper Steve Jobs used when the original iPhone was announced in 2007 — but it never actually ever shipped with any iPhone. Here we are 15 years later,” Gurman wrote on Twitter.

The website 9to5Mac reported that not all users have been able to access the wallpaper just yet.

Old forum posts show that iPhone enthusiasts have been looking for this wallpaper for years, drawing on the nostalgia from the groundbreaking launch and its ensuing promotional materials that featured the clownfish. It’s not yet totally clear if and when the wallpaper might roll out to all users, but it does at least seem like folks will soon get their long-awaited background.

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