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Retina displays To user Philip Schiller's own words from the WWDC2012: ...which means: The pixels of this display are so small that from a normal working distance your retina cannot discern those individual pixels. (watch at youtube) There is no industry standard for "retina display". The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows ...


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To enable a retina eclipse From: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=382972 Here's the workaround: Do "Show package contents" on the Eclipse.app. Edit Contents/Info.plist. Just above </dict> </plist> Place this: <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key> <true/> Then, log out or make a copy of the app so that OS X ...


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iFixit has posted a tear-down of the new Macbook Pro with Retina display and on step 17 you can see that the RAM is soldered to the back of the logic board (red rectangle): Picture from iFixit.com All iFixit content is licensed under the open source Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.


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According to Apple, no. The iMac Retina 5K does not support Target Display Mode. Note that the iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) does not support Target Display Mode. You can see it here.


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Retina display is a marketing term invented by Apple; it means whatever they say it means. They have said in the keynote address for the iPhone 4 that it is a display in which, when viewed by an average person at an average viewing distance, individual pixels can not be discerned. While talking about the new display, Steve Jobs went on to detail that ...


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There are two strong reasons, one of which I got from an Apple engineer and the other of which has been implied by a few Apple employees but not stated outright. The first reason is that the iPad 1 simply doesn't have enough RAM to do the emulation while rendering the Retina graphics, particularly while animating them. This come directly from someone who ...


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For this answer, let's define that… …the sharpness of a display is the ability to distinguish two distinct pixels. Retina displays There is no industry standard for retina display, therefore I'll follow Apple's use of the word. The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows the human eyes's perception of a display's sharpness: The ...


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As you can see on the new MacBook Pro page (under the Retina-feature item), if you use the binoculars on the text, it doesn't look smaller. It just looks much, much, much sharper! It's the same as the iPhone 4(S) comparing to the iPhone 3G(S). You don't need better glasses to read the text, because it's not smaller. It's just much sharper and easier to ...


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Due to the (good) edit of the question, the answer does not seem fit 100% anymore. No. ...which depends on what you define as a 'mobile device'. But first, the term resolution is ambiguously used which requires to answer your question in two ways. Resolution as in pixel density The iPad 3rd Generation has a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi). ...


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See http://osxdaily.com/2012/06/18/3-ways-to-run-a-retina-macbook-pro-at-2880x1800-native-resolution/ There is no bundled way to do it yet, but four apps provide this ability: SwitchResX: A reasonably simple solution, SwitchResX is a third-party preference panel that allows you to run custom resolutions on any display. Install the preference panel, ...


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The flash modules and controller of the SSD are blades (think naked SSD). They are not up to 3rd party configuration (at this time), but according to bmike, they are not soldered onto the main board and are actually discrete components. However, there is no information as to what kind of proprietary (if any) configuration the blades come in, or whether they ...


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I have "bad news" for you. You want the new Retina MBP. I'm running VMware 3 on mine right now, at the highest resolution of the 5 choices. Non-retina apps like VMware see it as 1920x1200. In Windows text is a bit small, but it works. The default, 1440x900, is the sharpest. Retina apps will use every pixel, non-retina apps will use four pixels. An app that ...


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Apple's Java 6 JRE will support HiDPI, however it is not currently supported by Oracle's Java 7 JRE. It also doesn't work under the latest dev builds of Java 8. Swing and JavaFX apps are blurry on a Retinia MacBook. This is why IntelliJ still runs under Java 6. Eclipse applications will require the PList mode that Jurriaan Mous mentioned. The milestone ...


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Coda 2 (OS X) and Diet Coda (iPad3) are both optimized for retina displays. They have built-in support for PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, and CSS, and a bunch of other stuff. They also have HTML/CSS/JS manuals, and SFTP/FTP & Terminal built right in. Get them at Panic Software: http://www.panic.com Sublime Text 2 just came out, and it also has retina-support ...


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No - the mouse is aligned on the "fake" size of the screen and not the true screen pixel grid in most cases. The concept of a physical pixel and a display pixel is a distinct one on retina displays since the hardware reports movements on a resolution-independant scale. Furthermore, there appear to be some subtle bugs in the code side of things so even if ...


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Screens by edovia supports retina resolution on the iPad from day one for the iPad and works well on iPod touch, iPad and iPhone for quite some time. Here are pictures showing the same desktop in retina and then non-retina iPad screen captures. Retina: Non-Retina: Oddly, when you zoom in to the maximum zoom level (and you will likely need to expand ...


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Your question's wording is a bit unluckily. There is no previous iPad with the same battery capacity. It does not really makes sense to talk of an impact of a new display to the battery-life. That's not a reasonable comparison because the battery has been updated as well. The retina display of the iPad 3rd generation The new iPad uses 2.5 times the ...


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There is an app called Air Display that will allow you to do this. It also recently got retina display support for the new iPad. Some notes: Use your iPad, iPhone or Mac as a second (or third) monitor with no messy cables or wires. Use your finger to draw directly on the screen. Try it with a Mac calculator app, painting tool, or music control surface! ...


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No. There is no way to change the OSX system font size per monitor per window. The key is that each separate OSX window is rendered as one. With that, each window can span over, or moved between, multiple monitors. When a window is part of multiple screens at the same time, different font sizes at different parts of the window would be inoperable.


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The bug could conceivably get in through the 30-pin port, Lightning port, or the headphone jack. Since your iPad is so new an Apple retail store would probably give you a new one without any hassle. Make sure to back it to your computer or iCloud before taking it to the store.


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There are several complicated and time-limited things that are causing apps like Tweetbot to very likely get all shut down by Twitter in the near future. My impression is the high price of Tweetbot not only reflects the high cost that the developers spent to make such a complicated and design intensive app, but also to discourage too many people from ...


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No. Text will be the same size. It will just have two times the resolution in each direction. Just like the difference between the original iPad and the 3rd gen iPad.


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You will still be able to see the defect. What retina means is that once two items with similar contrast get close enough together, you can't tell them apart - it appears to be one item. Along a line, for instance, you can't tell where each pixel that makes the line is, but you can clearly see the edge created by the line on the contrasting background. A ...


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Not to me - it probably looks worse because you are seeing the difference now more readily. Subjectively things look worse because you now expect a new-iPad level display. I had this effect when iPhone 4 came out, everything looked fine until I saw one. It's not just the increased resolution that has improved - the maximum brightness of the new iPad display ...


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Battery life is marginally improved overall. Basically it's a bigger battery. The extra power required by the higher quality screen, along with the GPU that is needed to power it is more than made up for by increasing the battery capacity by approximately 70%. Rumours that the iPad 4 will include Fuel Cell batteries with a 14 year lifecycle that takes 3 ...


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It seems the Angry Birds Seasons you're trying to play, doesn't have retina support. If you take a look at the customer reviews, you'll see some people complaining about the lack of retina support. And if you're used to an iPhone 3G screen and make the switch to the gorgeous retina display, you'll see a huge difference. But so far, no retina support for ...


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I practice, I can't tell any difference at all between the two models for most finger gestures on non-drawing apps. Two things make this measurement hard - we don't get to see the raw pressure points and the unsmoothed and smoothed multitouch input. The end result of touch is highly processed which could easily hide changes in the detection grid / chip that ...


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No, it will complete the purchase request regardless. It just won't run on your device. If you did make a purchase that doesn't run on your current device, you will have to contact the iTunes team and request a refund.


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Yes, retina optimized apps will typically ship with both versions of graphics. You can easily have a look at the retina graphic files yourself by viewing the package contents of the app. They should be located in AppName.app/Contents/Resources. At least for the Apple ones, the retina versions seem to have '@2x' appended to their base name, for example ...



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