Monday, March 19, 2012

How the New iPad Retina Display Compares With the Original Macintosh.

Now that the air has cooled on the New iPad release last Friday... we can all stand back and check out the power of it's new 9.7-inch Retina Display boasting a pixel-resolution of 2048 x 1536. To put that into perspective, that is more pixels than a standard 60-inch flat screen television. 
How does the latest Apple technology compare to one of its first...? 
These two images shown visually illustrate (in actual size) how the graphics of the New iPad compare to the graphics of the original Mac. The above image compares the entire screen of the original Mac with a single iPad App icon and the below image compares the iPad App icon with an original Mac icon... 
While the actual Retina icons displayed on an iPad are 144px in size, Apple requires developers to submit 512 x 512px icons, presumably to make sure icons are sufficient for future releases of the iPad as well. Even so, it’s pretty spectacular, considering that the original Mac only had a 512 x 342 pixel display!

via mactrast

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