“Apple’s behind-the-scenes work to upgrade its OS X operating system for future high-resolution Retina display Macs has been detailed in a new patent filing,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The application, published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is entitled ‘User-Interface Design,'” Hughes reports. “Apple re-filed the continuation with the USPTO this January, along with previous related filings that date back to 2004.”
Hughes reports, “Last week, AppleInsider was first to reveal that Apple has continued to make behind-the-scenes improvements to OS X that will allow Macs with high-resolution Retina displays to show higher quality images. Evidence of this came in a new, larger TextEdit icon file, which contains new Retina display-caliber 1,204-by-1,024-pixel icons. In a manner similar to what is described in Apple’s patent application published by the USPTO this week, the icon files contain a number of images designed to be displayed by the operating system at various screen resolutions. The new higher-resolution icons could be utilized by a Retina display Mac with an ultra-high resolution screen.”
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