Retina Display Application Updates

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JamesOK, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. JamesOK macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew when applications such as Pages and Office will be updated for Retina Display. I want to purchase Office 2011 for Mac but worried about the distortion.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    My understanding is Lion Mail has not been upgraded but Mountain Lion Mail has. Taking this analogy to Microsoft Office, I wouldn't expect retina display to be added to Microsoft Office until v15. This is a guess on my part and not based on insider info.

    I have seen screen shots showing Office 14 on a retina display and there was little difference. I expect that the larger the screen the more fuzzy it looks.

    More info:

    http://roaringapps.com/search:mountain-lion-retina-applications

    See this discussion on AskDifferent Retina Macbook Pro: fonts look terrible

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/54905/retina-macbook-pro-fonts-look-terrible
     
  3. JamesOK thread starter macrumors member

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  4. yimmay macrumors newbie

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    Wrong. Mail app looks beautiful in Lion on MBPr.

    I've got no idea when Apple's 'Office' suite will be updated.

    Edit: Running at 1680x1050 the MS Office suite is usable, granted it doesn't look as good as retina optimized apps.

    PS. I've also found a retina fix for Firefox. Woot =)
     

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