Retina

KGI: new MacBook Pros and 13″ MacBook next week, iMacs & 5K Cinema Display in 2017

According to revered Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s media event next Thursday will serve as a launchpad for a long-awaited update to the aging MacBook Pro notebook lineup, which will see “many” noteworthy upgrades.

Apple will also announce a brand new model of the new MacBook with a screen measuring thirteen inches diagonally, Kuo wrote in a note to clients.

Some observers think this machine is actually a thirteen-inch MacBook Air with new USB-C ports. As you know, the current Retina MacBook has a 12-inch Retina display.

Next-generation iMacs, as well as a rumored 5K resolution display won’t be unveiled at the event because they’re apparently not ready yet.

How to enable and use screen zoom on your Mac

There may be scenarios where you can’t see something on your Mac’s screen very well and having the ability to zoom in just a little bit closer to get a better look at something might be very useful.

Fortunately, OS X comes with built-in zoom features that can be enabled by the user, and in this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to get to them and talk about what you can do with them.

Launching apps in low resolution mode on Retina display Macs

When it comes to most modern Macs, they come equipped with ultra high-resolution displays known as Retina displays.

These displays are the same size as standard displays, but come with much denser pixel-per-inch (PPI) specifications than your average display.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can launch apps on your Retina display Mac in normal resolution, rather than in its higher Retina display resolution form.

iFixit tears down the 2016 Retina MacBook, finds minor hardware tweaks

Just last week, Apple launched the second generation of its Retina MacBook lineup with a bump in CPU and SSD speed performance, as well as in battery life.

iFixit has now torn down the new 2016 Retina MacBook to reveal what kinds of hardware gems could be hidden inside of the very familiar aluminum enclosure.

Unsurprisingly, they have torn down the new rose gold-colored model. For the most part, a lot of the internals are similar, although there are a few tweaks to the design and internal hardware that users will love and hate.

New 9.7 inch iPad Pro starts at $599 and will be available March 31st

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro to join its existing lineup of tablets. It comes with some interesting new features and some hardware bumps, and some excellent new configurations.

Powered by an A9X chip and sporting new display technologies like the True Tone display, a powerful 12 megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro makes for a wonderful portable workstation no matter the conditions where you’re using the tablet.

If you’re interested in picking one up, then obviously you’ll need to know when they’re available and what they’re going to cost you.

Give your Retina Mac’s screen more real estate with OS X’s scaling options

Macs that comes with retina displays allow the user to configure their own resolution scaling options.

These scaling options can be taken advantage of to give your Mac more screen space and gives you the illusion that your screen is bigger than it really is. With that in mind, you can run more windows side-by-side and be more productive.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can create more space on your screen for additional windows on your Retina display Mac – this includes the new MacBook, some MacBook Pro models, and even some iMac models.

Best Buy offering Apple’s 12″ Retina MacBook for $300 off

Best Buy is now offering Apple’s super-svelte and forward-thinking 12″ Retina MacBook for only $999. That’s $300 off the original $1299 asking price.

This is definitely one of the best deals that I’ve seen thus far, and it even eclipses many of the iPad and Apple Watch deals that we’ve seen. If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable machine, then the 12″ MacBook should definitely be on your radar at this price.

Next-generation 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen could hit as soon as next Tuesday

Code strings discovered in El Capitan Developer Preview earlier this summer have pointed at a substantial refresh coming to Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac, even more so given that computer wasn’t updated alongside its 27-inch sibling in May 2015.

A next-generation 21.5-inch iMac with an ultra-sharp screen featuring a glorious 4K resolution is now expected to launch as soon as next Tuesday, as per multiple reliable sources who spoke with 9to5Mac.

Sketchy rumor hints at a Retina resolution bump for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

A post published on the Chinese blog Feng.com back in June claimed that Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones would be gaining a resolution bump, though that report has yet to be corroborated by other more reliable sources.

Be that as it may, this morning some purported specifications for the upcoming iPhones were shared on the microblogging website Weibo and spotted by Feng, suggesting the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will feature increased Retina HD screen resolutions with approximately 25 percent more pixels.

Here comes world’s first 6″ 4K AMOLED display with an unprecedented density of 734 PPI

Competition in the market for mobile display technology intensified Thursday with news that manufacturer Everdisplay showed off the world’s first six-inch AMOLED screen boasting an unprecedented density of 734 pixels per inch.

To put that in context, the iPhone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch full HD screen has a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch (PPI) while the rest of Apple’s iPhone lineup has 326 PPI Retina screens.

Upcoming new iPhones rumored to upgrade to even sharper, higher-resolution Retina screens

Apple’s upcoming iPhone refresh—tentatively dubbed by the press ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’—should feature sharper Retina displays thanks to a rumored screen resolution boost, according to the latest report coming out of Chinese blog Feng.

The publication is claiming knowledge that a 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6s’ will feature a Full HD screen, literally matching the 1,920-by-1,080 Full HD pixel resolution screen of the current-generation 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. As for an ‘iPhone 6s Plus,’ Apple’s phablet-class device should match high-end Androids by going from a Full HD Retina screen all the way up to a 2K one.

Apple Watch resolutions and other interesting tidbits disclosed in developer tools

Apple has left many questions unanswered regarding its upcoming smartwatch following its September unveiling. Representing a brand new form factor for iOS, the fashionable wrist-worn accessory sports a Retina panel which Apple bills as an “incredibly high pixel density” screen laminated to a machined and polished single crystal of sapphire (strengthened Ion-X glass on the Sport collection).

With today’s release of the official Apple Watch software development kit (SDK), watchful third-party developers have scanned the files in search of interesting tidbits and discovered references to pixel resolutions for both the 38mm and 42mm high Apple Watches, in addition to other previously unknown details worth mentioning.