Apple Posts 27" Retina iMac-Sized OS X Mavericks Background

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    As part of its flurry of updates to Apple.com today, Apple's web team posted the new OS X Mavericks background image at 5120x2880. That resolution is identical to the one anticipated for a 27" Retina display for the iMac or a standalone Retina Thunderbolt Display.

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    The image, which was noticed by Twitter user Marvin Scharle, is similar to Retina-sized images that were included in Lion in 2011, long before Apple had released any Retina-equipped Macs publicly.

    With Apple's announcement today that the new Mac Pro would include support for 4K video displays along with Thunderbolt 2, the company is clearly getting ready for larger Retina panels in the future.

    Article Link: Apple Posts 27" Retina iMac-Sized OS X Mavericks Background
     
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    Pretty Sweet File size for such a big image :)
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Apple is in full speed ahead mode.

    I like it.
     
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    4k iMac !!!!
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Now, if it only would stay as the background after a restart..... :p
     
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    Oh yeah. This is a sure sign of things to come. No doubt :)
     
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    time to replace my 2009 iMac!
     
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    Yeah, but it's still 3.3MB for an image to be broadcast over the web. Over a Fiber connection it may not be much, but for folks still stuck with DSL or Cable not by their choice (lack of options), that will suck. Also, imagine the kind of cache you will build up. I'd imagine caches of gigabytes easy, and when SSD based macs start at only 128GB, that's not something to sneeze at.
     
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    huh? its 3.3MB!

    Edit: I'm guessing that was sarcasm.
     
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    I really hope I can run a 27" Retina Display off of my 2012 Retina Macbook Pro via running it with both my thunderbolt ports but I doubt it. :|
     
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    This does not mean a new Retina display is coming... There are plenty of screens that already have a 5120 x 2880 resolution already.
     
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    Nice. Apple just replaced my 2 24" LED LCD's after three years of endless issues with 2 27" mini-DisplayPort models as my Mac Pro doesn't have Thunderbolt (yet). I was extremely thankful, they even refunded AppleCare and added it to the replacements. I was torn about getting the thunderbolt models in case of a new Mac Pro as they have more inputs, HD camera and can be daisy chained. If they release new displays, looks like I may be listing my 27" displays with my Mac Pro soon. :p
     
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    time to replace my 2013 iMac :D

     
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    Why do you doubt it? You can already run two 2560x1600 displays as well as the internal display at an effective 3840x2400, which is a shedload more pixels than this...
     
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    What the heck happened to Bob Cat or Cougar?
     
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    I hope new screens have that resolution. I could use it for my work.
     
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    Update: I was wrong. In data rates 1 GB/s = 1,000,000,000 byte/s
    Thunderbolt 2 = 20 Gigabits
    5120 * 2880 * 60 * (24 bits) = 19.7753906 Gigabits
    5120 * 2880 * 60 * (24 bits) = 21.23 Gigabits

    And there's probably some other overhead...
     
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    looks pretty sexy on my retina macbook
     
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    Hello....

    "Hello, are you from the past ?"
     
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    They haven't updated the ACD with USB3 ports yet, I'll believe a Retina version when I see it.
     
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    I think mavericks gives a bit of a tip of the hat to cougar, in terms of top gun. People keep saying the cougar is just a mountain lion, so maverick(s) is just better.
     
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    I have cougar running on my early 2008 macbook pro

    I have cougar running on my early 2008 macbook pro.... Or at least this machine feels like a cougar
     
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    AirPlay second monitor is pretty exciting. As is full screen in second display not affecting first. Some good updates to osx.
     
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    can't wait for a new TB display!
     
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    :eek: Nice wallpaper.
     

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