Nostalgic iPhone wallpaper rescued from the Apple vault

It's been 15 years since the first iPhone was released back in 2007. Apple's mobile phone has been dominating the game ever since, and with iOS 16 and the iPhone 14 on the way, it's only getting better. But even as technology advances, Apple is still paying homage to its roots in some sneaky but adorable ways. 

A user on Twitter shared a screenshot of the iOS 16 Beta 3's wallpaper options and one design looked particularly familiar. The wallpaper of two clownfish (aptly named 'clownfish' – see it below) was first spotted back in 2007 at the original iPhone keynote, but the design was never released and left fans disappointed – until now. (Check out our iPhone 13 deals if you want to have a go with the iOS betas.)

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.