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Apple MacBooks with Retina Displays for Summer 2012 Launch?

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Apple started the whole “Retina Display” craze with the iPhone 4. Then, it made Retina Displays even bigger with the new iPad. Now, it looks like there’s no turning back and Apple is well on its way to integrating Retina Display technology in this year’s MacBook refresh too.

To put things in perspective, the current MacBook line has you choosing between a 1366×768 panel or a 1440×900 panel for your display, as well as the 1920×1200 panel in the 17-inch MacBook Pro. By contrast, the new iPad is able to make the substantial leap to 2048×1536 pixels in just a 9.7-inch display. Considering that the MacBook range goes from 11.6-inches to 17-inches, Apple would have to substantially increase the resolution again.

That said, they were able to justify the lower 264 ppi on the new iPad (compared to 326 ppi on the iPhone 4S) because they said you’d likely have the screen further away from your face. I imagine you’d keep a laptop display even further, so it’s possible that Apple could go lower and still call it a Retina Display. There are reports of “double-sized graphics in the most recent preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion” to further back up the possible presence of Retina Display tech in the 2012 MacBook line.


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  • Sirio

    i wish i had a friend that works at Apple lolzz..!! that would be easier..!!

  • http://www.digitalundivide.com/android-free-apps-download-for-your-tablet-mobile-phone-and-computer Android Guy

    read in the news that Microsoft is adding retina display features in
    the upcoming Windows 8.

  • Anonymous

    I highly doubt summer will be the release date. It will be about april-june that they are released, alongside the release of IVY bridge. Apple won’t want to wait too long to release their new software with ivy bridge, and they are going to take advantage of the fact that they are first to get intel’s new software before other companies.

    Also, the iphone 5 is due for a release in october. Why on earth would they release a macbook 1-2 months after their biggest seller lol and what are they going to do with the 7 month gap from now till then? Sit and let other companies dominate the market?

    LOL fail.

    • Snoopblair

      June is the summer. And intel doesn’t make software. You are dumb please don’t talk

      • Observation101

        @4990c23e1b79b700cbb438f7c59c76b2:disqus : In his/her defense, he/she never stated that Intel made software.  “Apple won’t wait too long to release THEIR new software with ivy bridge.”  The individual was referring to Apple’s software, not Intel.And summer starts on June 20th.  Therefore, an April-June estimation refers to a spring release rather than a summer release (which would be a June-September estimation).

        • m41n5t4y

           and they are going to take advantage of the fact that they are first to get INTEL’S NEW SOFTWARE before other companies.

      • Sirio

        summer is also July and August lolzz..!! yeah but i really hope by next month..!!

  • Swappy Touch

    Team Swappy Touch look forward to this as it will be great working on app development, with great technology we already have in our iOS devices but on our Macbooks this is just ground breaking!