Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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From what I've been told, you can still disable HiDPI mode entirely and run the display at native resolution via Quartz Debug options still. HOWEVER, doing so is PRETTY crazy, as things become WAY too small.

What's more interesting is that if you set the display options "Scaling" mode to "More Space", it actually renders a 3840 x 2400 screen with GUI elements rendered in HiDPI (2x) mode... which is then scaled down to 2880 x 1800... giving something that is definitely has more effective real estate than a native resolution 1680 x 1050 display. (I tested the scaling via a full-screen screenshot that came from a Retina MBP 15" onto my MBP 15" display.)

Edited 2012-06-12 05:00 UTC

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