macos wallpaper

Every major version of Mac OS X macOS has come with a new mặc định wallpaper. As you can see, I have collected them all here.

While great in their day, the early wallpapers are now quite small in the world of 5K and 6K displays.

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10.0 Cheetah & 10.1 Puma

The first two releases of Mac OS X shared the same wallpaper. The sweeping xanh lơ arcs and curves helped mix the tone of the new Aqua interface.

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10.2 Jaguar

Jaguar took the same Aqua-inspired theme but added some depth and motion đồ sộ things. In my head, the trails streaking across the screen were from a mix of comets.

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10.3 Panther

While Panther inflicted Macs everywhere with Brushed Metal, its wallpaper stayed on brand, refreshing the original 10.0 image.

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10.4 Tiger

Many consider Tiger đồ sộ be the best “classic” version of Mac OS X. While that may or may not be true, it is my favorite Aqua-inspired wallpaper.

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10.5 Leopard

Complete with a revised, unified user interface and shiny new Dock, 10.5 broke the Aqua mold. As such, Leopard was the first version of OS X đồ sộ break from the Aqua-themed wallpaper. It ushered in the “space era” of OS X wallpapers, which was used heavily in the new Time Machine interface as well.

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10.5 Leopard Server

The server version of Leopard server came with its own unique wallpaper that is a real treat:

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10.6 Snow Leopard

The “no new features” mantra for Snow Leopard didn’t ban a new wallpaper, thankfully. This starscape is still one of my favorites. The Server version isn’t bad either!

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10.7 Lion

Lion kept up the space theme, this time showing off the Andromeda galaxy. The space nerd in u likes the idea, but the execution of this one leaves dead-last on my list of favorites.

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10.8 Mountain Lion

Just lượt thích Snow Leopard before it, with Mountain Lion, Apple opted đồ sộ clean up and revise the existing theme as opposed đồ sộ changing directions for what would be a less-impactful release of OS X.

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10.9 Mavericks

Mavericks marked the beginning of Apple’s “California location” naming scheme for Mac releases. The wave depicted looks as intimidating as the ones in the famous surfing location.

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10.10 Yosemite

Yosemite brought another UI refresh đồ sộ the Mac, making things flatter and more modern. The wallpaper ushered in a new era based on … well … mountains.

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10.11 El Capitan

Named after a breathtaking spot in Yosemite National Park, El Capitan was a clean-up year after 10.10.

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10.12 Sierra

More mountains.

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10.13 High Sierra

Even more mountains.

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10.14 Mojave

No more mountains! Mojave brought a new system-wide Dark Mode, and the OS shipped with two versions of its mặc định wallpaper đồ sộ match. Users could even have macOS slowly fade between the two background images over the course of the day.

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  • Mojave Day
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  • Mojave Day
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10.15 Catalina

macOS Catalina brought big changes đồ sộ the Mac, including the ability đồ sộ lập cập iPad apps natively, opening the platform up đồ sộ a much larger number of developers than thở ever before. Catalina shipped with multiple variants of its mặc định wallpaper, and the ability đồ sộ shift between them as time progresses throughout the day:

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  • Catalina Day
  • Catalina Night

macOS Big Sur

This version of macOS is such a big giảm giá, Apple changed the version number đồ sộ 11.0. It will be the OS that brings tư vấn for Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and features a brand new design.

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  • Big Sur Colorful Day
  • Big Sur Colorful Night
  • Big Sur Day
  • Big Sur Night

macOS Monterey

This version of macOS builds on Big Sur, bringing Shortcuts and a range of features that are also part of iOS and iPadOS 15. As of the first beta, Monterey does not include any new nature wallpapers as previous releases has.

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  • Monterey Light
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macOS Ventura

macOS 13 brings big changes đồ sộ system apps lượt thích Mail and Messages, as well as a new multitasking user interface named Stage Manager.

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  • Ventura Light
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macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma brings several goodies, including the ability đồ sộ use interactive widgets on the Desktop, enhanced đoạn Clip conferencing, updates đồ sộ many core apps and the inclusion of stickers … for some reason.

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  • Sonoma Light
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