The Retina Display is no match to my eyes.

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I can easily see the individual pixels on the iPod touch at 12 to 15 inches away. :eek:
    They're even easier to spot when moving the iPod around.


    The screen surely looks super-crisp, but the "so high res, your eyes are unable to distinguish individual pixels" is just Apple's bull marketing.


    Am I the only one with Special eyes?
     
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    I would assume so. I guess they're magical.
     
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    ultio

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    I actually highly doubt it and don't believe you. I've browsed a few websites with small fonts and you could still read everything unzoomed. Holes of characters like '4' were clearly visible even though they were small as hell, there's no way you can see single pixels...
     
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    br0adband

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    Realize that even in spite of the iPod touch 4G and the iPhone 4 having the same size and physical resolution (640x960), they are not the same screens at all and in my side by side comparison, I find myself easier to distinguish the pixels on the iPod touch 4G much easier than those on the iPhone 4 from the same distance (about 8" or so). I need to get to about 4-5" before I can make out the pixels on the iPhone 4, so there's something going on.

    Why Apple cheaped out and chose not to include the actual "true" Retina Display on the iPod touch 4G is beyond me... they're charging more for the damned base model so, what gives...
     
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    Yes, you are "special", all right...the display looks awesome here, even with strong reading glasses. You might want to rent yourself out to the government for special duty.
     
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    Intell

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    That's because Apple needed to keep the overall price lower. Same reason why there is only 256Mb of ram. Don't forget how much the iPhone 4 costs with no contract, $600-$700.
     
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    fswmacguy

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    I find it hard to believe you can see individual pixels on a 326ppi screen.

    There are 12 pixels per millimeter.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe you.

    I've had the iPhone 4. I know the difference in the screens first hand. I know what's identical, I know what's similar, and I know what's completely different. The inability to distinguish pixels is exactly the same on the iPod screen as it was on the iPhone. It's awesome.

    If you can see pixels, congratulations, maybe you have Clark Kent super vision abilities. Or maybe you are just full of it. Or maybe you are "seeing things" that may or may not be there and should probably have your eyes checked.
     
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    tablo13

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    IMO, saying you can see the individual pixels at 12 to 15 inches away is BS. Are your apps retina display ready? :rolleyes: But I can actually see the individual pixels on iPod touch 2nd/3rd generation.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    No, you would see 4 pixels in place of 1 Retina Display pixel, thereby equaling what you USED to see on the old touch. Thereby making you see pixels.

    I can't help myself, I like feeding trolls. They can be so cute sometimes.
     
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    wow and i have a hard time distinguishing pixels on my 1st gen ipod, never mind the new ones

    edit: nope i can too......if i have an all black wallpaper and one sole white pixel...bet i could see that haha
     
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    Surely

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    That's not what the OP is talking about. He is saying that he can distinguish individual pixels on a normal screen while holding the iPhone 12 to 15 inches away from his eyes. Hogwash.
     
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