How to download the official macOS Sonoma wallpaper today

macOS Sonoma key art
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macOS Sonoma was announced at WWDC 2023 and brings some long-anticipated features to the Mac, like widgets on your desktop.

Not only does macOS Sonoma add functionality to your Mac experience, but like all major releases, it introduces some beautiful wallpapers too.

Sonoma is known for its legendary vineyards in northern California, and Apple has added stunning new screen savers showcasing the location to macOS Sonoma. 

You can access these screensavers by downloading the public beta of macOS Sonoma.

How to get the official macOS Sonoma wallpaper now

The public beta of macOS Sonoma is here, which means that anyone who wants to try out the new features of Sonoma can also access the wallpapers straight away. Not only are there cool wallpapers in Sonoma, but you also get video screensavers that make your Mac feel magical as you fly across New York City, for example.

What else is coming to macOS Sonoma?

Web apps on Mac

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macOS Sonoma will be available this year for Mac and brings many enhancements to your computing experience. Not only will you have bright wallpapers, gorgeous screensavers, and widgets, but macOS Sonoma is bringing huge enhancements to Safari that will make the browser even faster.

Additionally, macOS Sonoma now allows you to use web apps on Mac. That means you can use your favorite websites as dedicated applications that sit in your dock - maybe this will become the new way to use Reddit if all third-party developers get shut down.

And if you're a gamer, macOS Sonoma introduces Game Mode to reduce latency and make gaming on Mac that little bit easier. Hopefully, developers start using the new Game Porting Kit introduced by Apple at WWDC, so games like CyberPunk 2077 can run natively alongside the new purpose-built Game Mode.

We can't wait for macOS Sonoma, but until then at least we've got a bright wallpaper to spice up our lives.

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

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