What Is Retina Display?


Everyone wants to know exactly what is Retina Display? So that’s why we are here to tell you you what Retina Display exactly is. In simple words Retina display is an LCD that boasts a super high pixel density by squeezing a 960-by-640-pixel resolution into 3.5 inches–a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).

Retina Display

It was first introduced on iPhone 4 in june 2010. It changed the mindset of people about reading on web because it consist more sharper and clearer text. According to Apple its now impossible to distinguish individual pixels. iPhone 4 contains about 150 more Pixels per inch, of total about 362ppi in respect to iPhone 3. Check out the difference between images of iPhone 4′s screen and iPhone 3GS:

iPhone 4's screen

There are no of factors on which Retina Display works and here are few of them: A greater density of the pixels that make up the iPhone’s screen, Higher contrast ratio than previous models for brighter whites and deeper blacks, In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology to improve viewing angles and Chemically treated glass over the screen and LED backlighting to improve the quality of the image.

Devices With Retina Display:

Currently Retina Display is providing service to the owners of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as discussed above and its also active on newly launched iPad 3. On iPad 3 Retina Display features a pixel count of 2048 x 1536 for iPad’s 9.7-inch screen. It renders about 3,145,728 pixels on screen and its even 1 million more than an HD TV screen. The last product on which it is present is 4th generation iPod touch. Apple is scheduled to unveil Retina Display on upcoming MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and most awaiting iPhone 6.

Now question is: Do we need that bigger resolution as some people even not have 1,600 x 1,200 on their desktop monitors?

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