“Mac OS X Lion has made some under-the-hood changes opening the door to such super-high resolution displays,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.
“Taking cues from iOS, Apple has reportedly built in support for what it calls ‘HiDPI display modes,'” Kim reports. “These HiDPI modes allow developers to supply 2x-enlarged images to support double-high resolution displays. Like the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, this means that user interface elements will remain the same size, but everything will be twice the resolution and therefore twice as detailed.”
Kim reports, “MacMagazine.com.br has found that Apple is already starting to include other super high resolution artwork in Lion. They found several icons stored as 1024×1024 sizes, up from a previous maximum of 512×512… [This] suggests Apple is planning ahead when the hardware becomes available.”
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