For quite some time now, Apple users have been blessed with beautiful products and in particular the iPhone 4s and New iPad, with the visually stunning Retina Display adding to the intense user experience. Well, can you image taking those beautiful retina displays from the iPhone and iPad and adding them onto the iMac or MacBook Pro range? Imagine no longer, rumours are rife that Apple have for a while now been aiming to add the retina Display to the MacBook Pro range, but only recently it’s immersed from reliable sources that the same plan is in motion to have an iMac retina display.
If this where to be true, the type of resolutions we could expect to see on these products would be like no other products ever seen so far. Ezio are pretty much the leading standard when it comes to monitors, however due to their incredibly expensive price tag, the Ezio displays tend to be used more in business environments and in particular C.A.D, digital artistry and graphic designers. Apple have always produced marvellous displays in the consumer market, but even that may be about to change should the retina display be introduced.
The current resolution for a 15-inch MacBook Pro is 1440X900, with a retina display we could be looking at 2880X1800, exactly double what we have currently. The current 17-inch MacBook Pro resolution is 1920X1080 and that could be pushed up to 3840X2400. It has be considered that the 21.5-inch iMac could also be in and around the resolution of the 17-inch MacBook Pro but the beast of them all, the 27-inch iMac could see a retina display resolution of 5120X2880, bearing in mind the current resolution for the 27-inch iMac is 2560X1440.
there are a lot of things to take into consideration if we are to be presented this type of display on the iMac and MacBook Pro range. The most important being the power it would take to run such a display, certainly not as much of a concern on the iMac as it would be for the MAcBook Pro range. Unless Apple made significant internal changes MacBooks would be running at incredibly hot temperatures and also eating into the battery life of the MacBook Pro. Of course the iMac’s would still be reaching critical temperatures but not so much a problem on the battery front.
Much more intelligent individuals than I, will of course have taking all this into consideration and as always with Apple, if it is not possible or would compromise the already fantastic reputation of the iMac and MacBook Pro range, then they would not move forward on such a project. Never the less, it would be incredible if Apples awesome engineers could incorporate the retina displays without too much consequential problems.