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The story behind the Milky Way wallpaper on your iPhone 6

Updated Dec 16th, 2014 10:13AM EST
iPhone 6 Milky Way Wallpaper
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Apple has a penchant for plastering beautiful scenery on all of its new devices, so you probably weren’t surprised to find a gorgeous shot of the Milky Way beneath the apps on your iPhone 6. The man who captured in the image in the first place, on the other hand, was completely taken aback.

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“I was at Sunnmore, making the last preparations for my wedding when a colleague of mine called me. He was all worked up, and asked whether it was my image Apple was using in their presentation of the new iPhone 6,” said Espen Haagensen, the photographer, in an interview with 500px ISO.

“I said I didn’t know, but maybe it was. I found my Mac, and took a look at the live streaming of the iPhone launch. I found my image all over the place! That started a day of a lot of media attention. First, the story came out on a couple of online newspapers, then national radio and national TV.”

As it so happens, Haagensen isn’t a professional photographer. He’s an IT developer for DNB, a bank in Norway. Photography was just a hobby of his, but over the past several years, it has become an important aspect of his life.

You can find the original image here, along with hundreds of other incredible landscape shots from Haagensen’s collection. The rest of the interview can be found at the source link below.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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