OS X 10.7.3 developer build shows Apple working on ‘Retina display’ support for Mac

“Several times earlier this year, we covered Apple’s work on ‘HiDPI”‘ modes in OS X Lion for supporting ultra high-resolution displays offering greater pixel density with a similar increase in image quality to that seen with the iPhone’s transition to a ‘Retina’ display,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“Evidence of Apple’s continued work on HiDPI has shown up in developer builds of OS X 10.7.3, with the ‘Get Info’ window for applications seeing the addition of an ‘Open in HIDPI mode’ checkbox,” Slivka reports. “With yesterday’s release of Build 11D36 to developers, Apple has now removed that checkbox from the “Get Info” window entirely. While its removal may suggest a step backward in Apple’s implementation of HiDPI support, it is routine for Apple to activate and deactivate portions of features as it works on them. Consequently, the mere change in the checkbox’s visibility in the new build indicates that Apple is indeed likely actively working on the feature.”

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