Fox says new iMacs are “imminent”, but will they go Retina?

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2012

The iMac, Apple’s ultimate all-in-one desktop, could be refreshed alongside the next iPhone five days from today, or perhaps in October alongside a rumored smaller iPad or maybe even later – but quite possibly by Christmas the latest.

Regardless of a launch date, new iMacs are said to be “imminent”, if you believe Fox News reporter Clayton Morris who issued a report based on unnamed sources that signified Apple’s next-generation iMac lineup is ready to go. Be that as it may, I’m wondering whether Apple plans to throw in an all-new Retina iMac model to make things a tad more interesting… Read More


DisplaySearch: Apple re-engineering the iPad’s Retina Display around thinner IGZO tech

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2012

Apple’s “resolutionary” iPad 3 brings with it the company’s best Retina Display yet, featuring an astounding resolution of 2,048-by-1,536 pixels. Because so many pixels are crammed up on the same 9.7-inch canvas, much stronger backlight is required in order to push the light through the pixels, taxing the battery and adding up to the device’s overall thickness.

A new report cites a prominent display expert who claims that Cupertino is working on an improved Retina tech for an updated third-generation iPad. The new display is thought to be thinner and consume less power, allowing for a new iPad stock-keeping unit (SKU) with a slightly better battery life and lower heat dissipation… Read More


ayecon for iPad now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 2, 2012

ayecon — the retina compatible theme for the iPhone — has now made its way to the iPad in full Retina display glory.

As we covered in our exclusive hands on video preview of the theme, it has shaped up to be one of the, if not the most impressive theme currently available for the iPad.

If you’re rocking a new iPad that’s jailbroken, then head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where you can download it for $2.99.

Be sure to let us know what you think about it in the comments below.


DisplayMate CEO on why Apple’s TV set will have a Retina display

By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2012

Just because the rumor mill is focused on the next iPhone and iPad Mini right now, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about the Apple television. The consensus still seems to be that the Cupertino company is working on a TV set.

The latest bit of speculation on the topic comes from DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira. The CEO says that he believes that the rumored Apple television will feature a display with its popular Retina technology… Read More


Apple to reportedly launch revamped third-gen iPad this summer

By Cody Lee on Jun 29, 2012

Yeah as far as crazy rumors go, this one could be among the craziest. A new report is out this morning claiming that Apple is set to release a revamped version of its third generation iPad this summer.

The difference between this tablet and the one that Apple released three months ago is that it’s supposedly going to be thinner, have better battery life, and its Retina display is going to be made by Sharp… Read More


Apple starts airing new “Do It All” iPad commercial

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2012

Apple has started airing a new iPad commercial this evening entitled “Do It All.” As the name suggests, the ad gives examples of some of the many things you can do with the tablet.

The spot covers everything from sending an email to creating a presentation. And the commercial ends with the tagline “Do it all more beautifully, with the Retina display on iPad…” Read More


Shutdown spinner finally gets the Retina treatment in iOS 6

By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2012

Brace yourselves, another gem has been discovered among the changes in iOS 6. It seems that after two years of neglect, the operating system’s shutdown spinner has finally received the Retina treatment.

Now, in most cases, the resolution of a shutdown graphic isn’t anything to fuss about. But for a company like Apple, who is known for its attention to detail, the upgraded icon is somewhat noteworthy… Read More


Upcoming ‘ayecon’ theme saturates the Retina display with meticulously detailed goodness

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 6, 2012

Are you looking for a theme that makes ample good use of your iPhone’s Retina Display? If so, then look no further than the upcoming release of ayecon.

ayecon is the latest jailbreak theme from legendary iOS themer and graphic designer, Surenix. Scheduled to hit Cydia on June 8th, it’s a theme that has to be witnessed to be able to appreciate the amount of effort that went into putting together such an incredibly detailed project.

Even coming from someone who’s no longer overly fond of themes, I have to give credit where credit is due — ayecon looks spectacular — hardcore iOS themers will likely love it. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at our hands on video… Read More


Did LG Display just out full HD 440ppi screen for Apple’s rumored Galaxy Note-killer?

By Christian Zibreg on May 28, 2012

Apple debuted the Retina display in June 2010 on the iPhone 4. Fast-forward to today and it remains the gold standard for smartphones in terms of crispness and pixel density. Yes, most high-end Android handsets now top the iPhone’s 960-by-480 pixel resolution by way of using bigger panels that however don’t always introduce denser pixel.

A good example is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone which has a 4.65-inch display with the native HD resolution of 1,280-by-720 pixels and a pixel density of 316 pixels per inch (ppi), safely above the Retina requirement of at least 300ppi for a smartphone display so the pixels appear indistinguishable to the human eye with a 20/20 vision.

Enter LG’s newly-announced five-inch mobile display. It rocks a whopping 1,920-by-1,080 pixel resolution and an astounding density of 440 pixels per inch. If Apple was looking for the perfect display for its rumored five-inch iOS device, this could be it… Read More


DisplayMate CEO says Apple settled for Plan B with new iPad

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012

CNET is out with a new report this week, which highlights some interesting comments made by DisplayMate‘s CEO Raymond Soneira. The company is in the video diagnostics business, calibrating and testing displays for manufacturers.

Anyways, according to Soneira, the iPad that Apple unveiled earlier this year was actually Apple’s “Plan B” for the product. It seems that the company’s “Plan A,” a slimmer, lighter tablet, required technology that just wasn’t ready in time… Read More


Rumor: Apple developing five-inch gadget with Retina display for 2013 release

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2012

File this one under the Unlikely category. According to an otherwise pretty credible Japanese blog, citing “reliable Chinese sources”, Apple is working on a brand new mobile device featuring a five-inch Retina display. Specifically, it should have a screen resolution of either 1,600-by-960 pixels or 1,280-by-960 pixels. The gizmo is said to be released some time in 2013.

This sounds a lot like a blown-up iPod touch of sorts, which in its current incarnation incorporates a 3.5-inch Retina display with a 640-by-960 pixel resolution. Apple isn’t the one to follow market trends – it dictates them instead.

That being said, however, surely club Cupertino must have been paying attention to the five million shipment milestone of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet… Read More


Here’s what Foxconn’s strategic deal with Sharp could mean for Apple, iPad and iTV

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2012

Yesterday’s news that Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn bought an eleven percent stake in the Japanese multinational corporation Sharp sent the tongues wagging. With a 46.5 percent stake in Sharp’s LCD plant in Sakai, Osaka, conventional wisdom has it that Foxonn, which just released its 2011 financial report, will bolster Sharp’s LCD business and make it more profitable by securing the lowest prices on components.

Other folks think the two partners joined forces to battle LG Display and Samsung for orders of Retina displays for the new iPad. After all, Sharp is already been credited with small-volume shipments of 2,048-by-1,536 pixel resolution panels for the device and they’re about to ramp up production in the second quarter.

Another intriguing possibility includes next-generation flat panels for a rumored Apple-branded television set, nicknamed the iTV… Read More


10 beautiful high resolution wallpapers for your new iPad

By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 2012

Out of all of the features you’ll find in Apple’s latest iPad, the new Retina display is the one causing the commotion. The screen, which is made up of over 3.1 million pixels, is by far the best in any tablet on the market right now.

And if you’ve recently picked up a new iPad, chances are you’re looking for some high resolution wallpapers to make that display really pop. Well lucky for you, we happen to have a list of 10 great ones after the break… Read More


Sharp, LG Display ramping up second-quarter Retina display shipments for the new iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 23, 2012

Asian trade publication DigiTimes reported this morning that both Sharp and LG Display are set to increase their respective manufacturing output of Retina displays for the new iPad. The news follows a recent report by the same publication that Sharp shipped 2.71 million iPad Retina panels to Apple.

This might mean that production issues have finally been sorted out after both firms had reportedly failed to meet Apple’s exact quality requirements. Something tells me Samsung won’t like this. As you know, Apple is clever enough not to put all eggs in one basket, so to speak.

As a result of LG Display and Sharp jumping on the Retina bandwagon, Apple should be able to achieve a significant increase in iPad shipments for the next quarter and onwards… Read More

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