Every major release of the Apple operating system Mac OS X or macOS comes with its own background image for the desk. The latest versions of these desktop wallpapers are photographs of natural scenes. The backgrounds of Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave are particularly well known. You probably also know the island that adorns the macOS Catalina desk. But is it really that easy to create snapshots? How much work is there to create on site? Andrew Levitt answered these questions in two videos on his YouTube channel.
macOS wallpaper photographed himself - Yosemite to Mojave
To put it into perspective: Yosemite is macOS version 10.10, Mojave is macOS 10.14. Overall you will find in the following Video So a hunt for around 13 minutes for five photos that are as close to Apple as possible. It worked sometimes more, sometimes less.
Some replicas are quite easy to make, others are more difficult. The Mojave image in particular does not succeed in the video as in the original - but since it is a dune in a desert, that's no wonder;)
macOS 10.15 Catalina desktop background simulated
The video linked and embedded above was released on 10.09.2019/14.11.2019/XNUMX; that was a bit too early to be able to recreate the background of the now latest Mac operating system. However, Andrew Levitt published a corresponding video on November XNUMX, XNUMX.
In a total of 13 minutes and 56 seconds, the journey becomes the Catalina wallpaper documented - and right at the beginning the highlight is pointed out: the photographers are arrested during their endeavors. Exciting thing, well. Have a look: D
Mac operating systems with name and version number
If you always have to look up which name belongs to which version when it comes to the Mac operating system, then I recommend this guide: Mac operating systems with name and version number at a glance. In it I have not only listed the individual editions of Mac OS X and macOS, but also compiled a small historical outline of the Macintosh system software and Mac OS as well as information on important innovations in each edition of the OS.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.