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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retina
by zhulien on Tue 12th Jun 2012 10:09 UTC
zhulien
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2006-12-06

and googling i still cannot find anywhere what makes a retina display, a retina display... given they don't necessarily have the best resolution, nor the best dot pitch, and a variety of resolutions and dot pitches at that... i cannot even guess from a technical point of view what makes them retina... does apple make them? or perhaps... is a retina display just a rebranding of an existing samsung display? surely not...

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RE: retina
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 11:11 in reply to "retina"
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2011-05-12

"Retina display" is an Apple marketing term. They call their displays retina when the human eye can't identify individual pixels from a certain distance (eye -> screen).

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RE: retina
by phoenix on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:23 in reply to "retina"
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RE: retina
by viton on Tue 12th Jun 2012 21:59 in reply to "retina"
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2005-08-09

i cannot even guess from a technical point of view what makes them retina
It is really simple (1 picture is better than 1000 words)
http://www.blogcdn.com/de.engadget.com/media/2012/03/apple-ipad-3-l...

Edited 2012-06-12 22:02 UTC

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