Gird your lions: Retina-ready apps appear in Apple’s Mac App Store

“Apps on Apple’s Mac App Store are beginning to be updated with Retina-ready graphics, ready for the rumoured launch of new high-resolution Mac Retina Displays,” Matt Brian reports for TNW. “Approved this morning, Mac App Store tool Folderwatch — an app that monitors, syncs and mirrors important files automatically — included a small detail in its update notes, stating ‘Retina graphics’ were a new addition to the app.”

“We reported earlier in the week that Apple may have plans to announce updates to many of its Mac computers at WWDC. The models to be updated include the 15″ MacBook Pro, the 11″ and 13″ MacBook Air models and the iMac,” Brian reports. “All of the various portable models being updated are rumored to be getting a Retina display boost.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is going to be a looonnng weekend.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.,” “Sarah,” and “Lavoris” for the heads up.]

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    1. I think it’s fairly obvious MDN meant lions and not loins, hence referring to the Mac App store. An amusing little play on words, quite clever and mildly entertaining like a lot of their work.

  1. It sounds like the 13 inch MBP will not be updated, or at least will retain its current form factor and display resolution with the specs rumored recently. This suggests it’s primary target will be education, much the same as what happened to thr white MacBook. It may even get a drop in price. The mainstay 13 inch will be the Air.

  2. It’s fine that third-party developers are supporting HiDPI. But now somebody ought to encourage Apple to do the same!

    Numbers is an atrocity on HiDPI: graphic elements are out of place all over the screen, and the app is unusable. Final Cut Pro X too.

    Maybe because all of the best engineers left the company to launch iOS startups? Just sayin’.

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