Retina display on a Mac? Crazy right? Considering how much power and processing juice it would need to run it, it seems a slightly far fetched idea. Thinking MacBooks for a second, can you imagine the size the battery would need to be in order to keep a 15″ Retina display going for 7 hours? But, then again, this is Apple we’re talking about. A company well known for pushing boundaries in design and engineering. Being able to put a Retina display on the new iPad and keep the battery life the same, without massively increasing the thickness is a feat that deserves huge applause.
Although seeing the display technology would be incredible, it’s always been one of those rumors I’ve been very skeptical of. But with the latest news, it seems more likely than ever before. An app named FolderWatch has just been updated in the Mac App Store. Version 2.0.4 includes new “Retina graphics”, which can only mean one thing: at least one of the models in the Mac lineup will feature a stunning Retina display.
For the sake of my own personal jealousy, I sincerely hope that the MacBook Air is not included, having just purchased one a month back. But, placing my own selfishness aside, I’m very excited to see what new hardware Cupertino’s chiefs are set to announce on Monday at the keynote.