Two days ago, I wrote an article about the iPad getting a multi-user feature like OS X. However, thanks to some digging by MacRumors and AI, there’s a little confirmation that – come this summer – Apple will probably be launching some Retina display Macs.
Apple’s been rolling out Retina displays to its devices slowly. It all started with the iPhone 4 in 2010. It started a phone screen revolution, with different manufacturers scrambling to make a display that looked sharp compared to an iPhone. The same could be about to happen in the PC world.
It’s been rumored for a long time now that Apple preparing its Macs for super high resolution Retina screens. There have been some minor changes, like the way the mouse pointer looks and its resolution. It wasn’t a major feature, but the new pointer was a noticeable change. With OS 10.7.4, which was released yesterday, Apple added some new Retina icons to their apps like TextEdit and Automator. There have been a few other icons updated, but those are the icons where the change is most noticeable.
These Mac Retina displays will most likely come with the next generations of the MacBook Pro, and maybe even the iMac; though the cost of a 27-inch Retina display might not be economically feasible at this point.
Additionally, the new icons also feature a slightly different color palette and more modern look. I especially like the changes in the Automator’s icon. The new palette makes it look sleeker and more modern.
I’m crossing my fingers for Retina displays in some updated Macs (mainly because I’m getting a new one this summer), but do you think Apple will launch a MacBook Pro with a Retina display this summer? Let us know in the comments below or by sending me a tweet.