Retina Display

How to change the refresh rate on your 16-inch MacBook Pro or Pro Display XDR

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is Apple’s first notebook to feature an adjustable refresh rate, which is great for video editing workflows. This feature lets you match your display to the frame rate of the video you're viewing or editing, and it works on Apple's Pro Display XDR external monitor, too. Follow the steps in our tutorial to learn how to quickly change the refresh rate for your MacBook Pro's built-in Retina display or Pro Display XDR

More rumors point to 2020 iPhones with ProMotion-style displays

iPhone 11 Pro Max

The latest supply line rumors posted by DigiTimes affirm that some of next year's iPhones will sport displays with refresh rates half again or up to twice as fast as today's models, according to AppleInsider. Whether that means new iPhones will get ProMotion displays or something akin to them remains to be seen.

Rumors of faster iPhone screens first bubbled up over the summer. So this isn't the first time we're hearing about this. It's also important to note that iPhone X models and later already sample input from the display at up to 120 frames per second, but the display frequency refresh of those models has remained at 60Hz.

ProMotion has been a feature of the iPad Pro since 2017. When Apple introduced it it said the technology provided greater responsiveness with reduced latency to provide more fluid and natural drawing capabilities when paired with the Apple Pencil.

To help reduce the battery drain found on other devices with high refresh rates like the Pixel 4, Apple's ProMotion technology can increase the refresh rate on the parts of the screen to only where it's needed.

While ProMotion has been remarkable for its impact on Apple Pencil users, the Pencil isn't supported on iPhones. Yet higher refresh rate displays have other practical benefits, especially for users of games, AR, and other applications that may benefit from greater on-screen responsiveness.

Is the display refresh of your iPhone left you wanting something more akin to a Razer gaming phone? Or is this a nothingburger? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

2018 MacBook Air tech specs

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a much-needed refresh of the MacBook Air with powerful new hardware, a Retina Display, Touch ID authentication, and an all-new fully-recycled aluminum chassis.

In this piece, we outline the tech specs concerning Apple's all-new 2018 MacBook Air.

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.

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 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.

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.