Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE: Not interesting
by nefer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 21:44 UTC in reply to "Not interesting"
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2012-02-15

Now I feel myself caring less that their product is so locked down that I can't even have a stupid file manager


The sixties called. They want the file manager back.

Whoopty-fucking-doo, so Apple crammed 3145728 pixels in a 10" screen. Now I feel myself caring less that their product is so locked down that I can't even have a stupid file manager and that every application needs to have their own fucking copy of the files. Oh, and also, I've totally forgotten that Apple constantly tries to kill all competition by claiming to have invented the rounded-corner rectangle. And it totally slipped my mind that Apple promoted this whole crappy walled garden concept, that will make computing as exciting as programming your washing machine.

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And what's this fetish with high-resolution? It's not like there is a perceivable difference, between 1280x800 and 2048x1536 on a freaking 10" display.


Try reading large amounts of text. Its much better as an e-reader. No need for blurry anti-aliasing anymore, things can be crisp.

Actually, if I think about it, it's pretty crappy that Apple's UI isn't truly scalable and every time they want to enlarge the resolution, they need to double it, so it doesn't look like crap.


Its a choice, not a software limitation.

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RE[2]: Not interesting
by pandronic on Thu 8th Mar 2012 21:55 in reply to "RE: Not interesting"
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2006-05-18

The sixties called. They want the file manager back.


What does this even mean?

Try reading large amounts of text. Its much better as an e-reader. No need for blurry anti-aliasing anymore, things can be crisp.


Been there, done that. 1280x800 is good enough ... hell, even the iPad 2's resolution is good enough ...

Its a choice, not a software limitation.


Yeah, sure, Apple can do no wrong ...

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RE[3]: Not interesting
by nefer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Not interesting"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15


What does this even mean?


It means that after half a century, its time to let go of the old crippled ways of handling things.

Been there, done that. 1280x800 is good enough ... hell, even the iPad 2's resolution is good enough ...


I've been waiting especially for the new iPad to get the high resolution display. I've been reading text on screens for decades, and do a lot of reading on my laptop screen. Even with the best anti aliasing in a modern OS to make text look good on normal resolution displays, its still basically a band aid. Text doesn't look as crisp as it could be. It doesn't come near the crispness of text in a book. With high resolution displays, text on these devices is actually sharper than books in print.

Its like HD resolution. Once you get used to the sharpness, everything regular looks muddy.

Yeah, sure, Apple can do no wrong ...


I'm not throwing any sentiment around, I was just stating a fact. Vector based UI features have been found in OSX for as far back as 10.4.

Edited 2012-03-08 22:07 UTC

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