Apple has seeded OS X 10.7.3 (Build 11D36) to developers. This build has no documented issues and is asking developers to test in the area of Address Book, iCloud Documents, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari. The update, in it’s delta form is 986MB and the entire package weighs in at 1.2GB. Far more interesting than […]
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Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.3 to Developers, Shows Work for “Retina” Display Support

Screen shot 2011-06-07 at 1.12.05 PM.pngApple has seeded OS X 10.7.3 (Build 11D36) to developers. This build has no documented issues and is asking developers to test in the area of Address Book, iCloud Documents, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari. The update, in it’s delta form is 986MB and the entire package weighs in at 1.2GB.

Far more interesting than news of the release, is what it contains. This new build shows support for a “HiDPI” mode. After all, it has been rumored that Apple is preparing to introduce Mac with ultra-high resolution “Retina” displays with resolutions, specifically in a 15″ MacBook Pro, of 2880×1800.

We’ve seen other evidence that this is on it’s way, such as ultra-high resolution artwork included in developer builds of OS X. This new build shows in the “Get Info” window a check box allows the end-user to open an application in the high-resolution “HiDPI” mode.

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Everything is gelling together quickly. Intel’s next-generation processors will reportedly support ultra-high resolution displays, and Apple seems to be prepping their operating system to handle the feature as well. I would expect “Retina” display Macs to debut sometime early next year, just as has been rumored.

Image courtesy of MacRumors.

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