macOS Monterey Includes New 'Monterey' Screen Saver

Apple yesterday provided the release candidate version of macOS Monterey to developers, and the RC represents the final version of Monterey that will be going out to the public on Monday.

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In the update, Apple introduced a new "Monterey" screen saver, which is designed to accompany the Monterey wallpaper that was already available.

The Monterey screen saver offers slow transitions through hills and valleys in different shades of pink, purple, and blue, as demonstrated in the video below.


Apple made some major changes in the final beta of ‌macOS Monterey‌, undoing nearly all of the Safari design changes that had been introduced in June. Safari looks like it did in macOS Big Sur, but there is an option for the new "Compact" Monterey design for those who prefer it.

‌macOS Monterey‌ is set to be released on Monday, October 25, one day ahead of when the new MacBook Pro models are launching.

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Top Rated Comments

BornAgainMac Avatar
8 months ago
They should add the flying toaster and castaway. I know a lot of people are too young to remember those.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
8 months ago

Screen savers should be banned. Just turn off the screen to save the plant.
My plant already died. :(
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LarrySW Avatar
8 months ago
The video before Unleashed started yesterday would make for a great screen saver, give us that one Apple
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonywalker23 Avatar
8 months ago
I also love screen savers. They may not serve a specific purpose, but part of using a tool should be the enjoyment of the process. And part of the enjoyment is memories that are recalled while doing so. And for computers, screen savers (and desktop pictures) are items that transport us back to the beginnings of our computer usage—which is often accompanied by taking us back to a simpler and sometimes happier time of life.

I even like desktops so much I collected a folder of every Apple-made desktop ever made (or nearly all) and upscaled them to 6K for my personal enjoyment... rather than putting them on a site and asking for donations.

Ah, Aqua, and the good ol days.

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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 months ago
Nice! We need more wallpapers, Apple.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
8 months ago
Thanks, but haven’t used a screensaver in, probably 10 years… always use sleep…
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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