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[2]: Not really Retina, is it?
by phoenix on Mon 12th Mar 2012 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Not really Retina, is it?"
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You're comparing a physical DPI to a relative DPI. Big difference.

Apple's "Retina Display" is a marketing term, meaning "DPI at which you can no longer see individual pixels when viewed at a "normal" distance". Look up the Trademark entry, the Patent, etc. Everything relating to the "Retina Display" term deals with relative DPI, based on the "normal" viewing distance of the device (which is different for an iPhone and an iPad).

While it would be nice to have a physical DPI over 300 on a computer screen (regardless of the screen size), it has 0 bearing on the "Retina Display" trademark.

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