Yesterday Apple released developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra with loads of new features, but you may want to hold off until the official release in the fall or at least the public beta release in July as the first few builds also include loads of bugs. Decreases in speed, much worse battery life, and frequent app crashing is typical on early betas. In the meantime, you can still copy the iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra look by using the new ocean wave and mountain scene wallpapers.
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Over on the Mac, macOS 10.12 Sierra continues the trend that Yosemite started and El Capitan matched by defaulting to a sun-drenched mountain scene. I’m no expert on California, but we’re looking at the Sierra Madre Mountains, right? From Wikipedia:
The Sierra Madre Mountains are a mountain range primarily in northern Santa Barbara County and extending into northwestern Ventura County in Southern California, western United States. It is a range of the Inner South Coast Ranges group, and is the southernmost reach of the California Coast Ranges, which are themselves part of the Pacific Coast Ranges of western North America.
Here’s the 5120×3200 Sierra.jpg file straight from OS X … err, macOS:
[Update: macOS Sierra beta 5 adds a ‘Sierra 2’ option]
And just for fun, here’s the new Siri icon from macOS 10.12 Sierra:
Extracting wallpapers from iOS isn’t quite as easy as browsing through the file system, but 9to5Mac reader Mark Malstrom has shared these from iOS 10:
Click any of the images above to access the full size link. We’ll likely see a whole new pack of wallpapers out of iOS 10 near the last beta before its release this fall, and macOS 10.12 Sierra may pick up another wallpaper or two by then as well. Check out our WWDC 2016 News Hub for the latest headlines.