iPhone 4 retina display has ruined other screens for me.

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  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Not actually "ruined", but man - everytime I look at my MacBook Pro's screen and I see pixels I feel like I'm reading something from a dot matrix printer.
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  2. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention it has ruined themes that once used to look beautiful and crisp, as well as thousands of apps that don't support retina resolution, etc.
     
  3. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    The retina display hasn't ruined anything for me, I love my iPhone 4 even more because of it.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    That's not far off the mark, actually...

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    Even broader comparison here and here.
     
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    Same here. Can't stand it - wish the iPad and all of Apple's Macs had the Retina Display. Sigh... :(
     
  7. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't notice a difference when looking at my macbook, probably because I use it further away from my face? The difference from my old Touch is crazy though!
     
  8. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    i guess im the only one that doesnt notice anything different with the retina display
     
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    I _know_ my hi-res mid 2010 MBP display looks brilliant!
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Totally, my 2006 still looks great. OP - What resolution do you keep your laptop at?
     
  12. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Incredibly poor eyesight has that disadvantage.

    Yeah, it hasn't ruined my MBP's screen, but it did ruin my iPad's. Went back to my 3GS because of it (after adjustment I've gotten back used to the 3GS, but wow, nothing touches the 4's).
     
  13. iShorty macrumors regular

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    Every time my mum needs my help with my old iPhone 3G, I'm shocked at the fact I thought the iPhone 3G screen used to be awesome.
     
  14. Polo5 macrumors regular

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    I just sent an email to steve jobs to complain about this.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I sold my iPad because of this. Sad, but I'm developing a predictive ability to see new tech, old fashoned. It's sad how that feeling you used to have for your 3GS just isn't there anymore.
     
  16. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    why are you sitting 4 inches away from your MBP screen? lol.
     
  17. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    That's interesting, because the iPad's screen has significantly greater PPI than your 13" MBP, 113 vs. 132 to be exact...

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density?wasRedirected=true
     
  18. Amnesia87 macrumors 6502

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    it really is jarring going back and forth from my iP4 and my 20in 1680x1050 pc monitor.

    I can't wait till they start making affordable desktop displays with even close to the pixel density of the Retina Display. I had no idea that the resolution of the new 27 in was only 109ppi. Honestly even like doubling ppi would be amazing, 3840x2160 would be just about perfect (around 245ppi) but honestly a bit overkill since the average viewing distance on a desktop monitor is greater than a phone.
     
  19. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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