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[3]: Not really Retina, is it?
by kovacm on Fri 9th Mar 2012 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not really Retina, is it?"
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

So, are you saying it's me or Mr Jobs that's spreading the "FUD" ?

Thanks for the vid link, btw.

no, you spreading FUD!

gan17 wrote:
They coined the term "retina" based on pixel density alone, not perceived sharpness at different viewing distances.

AND THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE!

and please do not play stupid...

Steve Jobs say: "It turns out that there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch that when you hold something around 10 or 12 inches from your eyes is the limit of the human retina to differentiate… and at 326 pixels per inch we are comfortably over that limit." at WWDC in 2010.

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gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Well sorry, boo-f--k*n-hoo.

It's still non-retina if it's below 300ppi, imho.... regardless of what you say.

Edited 2012-03-09 11:57 UTC

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akrosdbay Member since:
2008-06-09

Well sorry, boo-f--k*n-hoo.

It's still non-retina if it's below 300ppi, imho.... regardless of what you say.


I like your, I am going to close my ears and not listen to reason attitude. :-)

Apple never defined Retina Display to be 300+ ppi. There is distance aspect to the calculation and it was mentioned in the iPad announcement with a diagram and everything.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

It's still non-retina if it's below 300ppi

Retina is a marketing name of high-res iphone/ipad display.
As you can see in the quote posted above it is 300ppi at 10" distance.
Absolute 300ppi metric has no sense.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Well sorry, boo-f--k*n-hoo.

It's still non-retina if it's below 300ppi, imho.... regardless of what you say.


What a load of pedantic nonsense. Go to an Apple Store next week, look at a new iPad, can you see any pixels? How does the display look? Report back. Let's move on. Please.

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