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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #131
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How is it still a retina display when the pixel density isn't nearly as much as the iPhone 4/4S (220ppi vs 326ppi)? What is the minimum pixel density required to be called a 'retina display'?
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #132
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Because people usually sit a minimum of 18" away from a computer screen, whereas a phone is held at about 12" away. In this case, the pixels look the same size.

iPad is about 256 ppi?
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #133
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hrmm... i sit pretty close sometimes. i'm sure it still looks amazing.. i was satisfied with the high-res display, so this will definitely be better. it would just be nice if they'd stick to a number and not include variables.
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #134
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and what pray tell will Tbolt do for you except cost you money for stuff that already is served by eSATA?
eSATA was never supported by Apple.
All the eSATA interfaces for the Mac are third party "add-pns" as far as I know

Thunderbolt has been pushed by Apple as being the latest and the greatest --- that interface is included in every single Mac offered today except the MacPro.

Sorry MacDoc, but your comment "Who needs it if you can have eSATA" just doesn't cut it.
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Oh, I 100% agree. This forum is amazing 'cause it's full of lots of different opinions and viewpoints. I'm not trying to stifle anyone or anything.

What I am saying is that Apple isn't going to listen to this forum. They're going to listen to dollars. Unless you contact Apple with concerns, or start petitions, there's no way for anyone's concerns in this forum to affect Apple's product map unless people vote with their dollars.
I totally agree Apple has their own roadmap and the consumer isn't going to change it because they "know best" and they aren't going to listen to the lowly consumer unless they are speaking with one voice in the millions. But we can still bitch about it among ourselves.
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hrmm... i sit pretty close sometimes. i'm sure it still looks amazing.. i was satisfied with the high-res display, so this will definitely be better. it would just be nice if they'd stick to a number and not include variables.
It's always going to be a variable, 'cause it's a mathematical equation that has the variable of how far you sit away from the screen. While that's not a constant to everyone (like you're saying some people sit closer or further) Apple bases "retina" on whether you can tell individual pixels based on a pre-determined distance from the screen.

According to Apple:
iPhone you hold closest, iPad a little further, and Computer even further.

Ultimately, Retina is a bit loosey-goosey anyway, mostly just a buzzword used by Apple Marketing...
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It's always going to be a variable, 'cause it's a mathematical equation that has the variable of how far you sit away from the screen. While that's not a constant to everyone (like you're saying some people sit closer or further) Apple bases "retina" on whether you can tell individual pixels based on a pre-determined distance from the screen.

According to Apple:
iPhone you hold closest, iPad a little further, and Computer even further.

Ultimately, Retina is a bit loosey-goosey anyway, mostly just a buzzword used by Apple Marketing...
Kind of like Certs with "retsin."
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