Sick of the term Retina??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lindenhurst, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    I sure am sick of the term "retina" when it comes to Apple products. Anyone else?
     
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    At least it has a somewhat specific meaning.

    Try 4G on for size. That terms gets tossed around more than anything else I can think of.
     
  3. Carouser macrumors 65816

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    Anyone else sick of it? No dude, I just checked and you're the only one.
     
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  5. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sick of the term retina too.

    If you think you are seeing high definition, you are definitely high.

    This is literally no. difference.

    Look at this ish: http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/
     

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  6. Broph macrumors 6502

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    Not sick of it, it's only been used on two devices before (iPhone 4 and 4s)..... It'll gradually die next year, notice last year how the retina display wasn't a big deal on the 4s as it was expected? We'll get to the stage where a retina display is just a given.
     
  7. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    My mind is blown how they would have that. Everything about it is identical.

    You've got to be kidding me.
     
  8. Carouser macrumors 65816

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    Two weeks ago you were gushing over your iPhone's retina display and how you were seeing things in it. Should we link the thread for everyone to see?
     
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  10. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    So are you a motoleo historian now? I know, but the climax of the thread was that I was sipping the Koolaid.

    We discovered that retina doesn't actually mean anything.
     
  11. Lindenhurst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean; tan (a/2) = s/2d don't you? :D
     
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    So let me get this straight...

    You not only, clearly, don't understand what Retina display means, but you're sick of the 'term' after barely a year's usage?

    If I have that right: :rolleyes:
     
  14. Rogue. macrumors regular

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    I don't think text is a very good demonstration anyway, its perfectly sharp for me on the iPad 2.

    Anyway, don't we need 'retina' monitors to view retina display images... :rolleyes:
     
  15. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah! You're right. I'll just look at it on my iPhone!
     
  16. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    You lost me at the part where you started doing math...
     
  17. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    What are you talking about? "retina" is not an industry recognised term. it is a stupid slogan made up by apple which fanboys think is somehow a magical apple technology.

    The ipad has a high resolution screen. A very high resolution screen. it isn't retina, it has a high resolution.

    GRR.
     
  18. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I'm mad. That's just deceiving. Retina must be a term for same screen.
     

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  19. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Dude its not just a regular screen,

    it has the pixels elevated to not let them bleed into each other.

    Its special technology.

    When they say retina you know its the newest generation of high resolution screens.

    Good luck trying to go back to a non-retina screen. lol.
     
  20. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I'm so lost to why people are so infuriated. The fact is, on an iPad 1 and 2, you can see the pixels (from an average viewing distance with an average eye sight). With a 2012 iPad, from the same viewing distance and same eye sight, you will not be able to discern pixels. Is that so hard to comprehend?

    It's not like they're lying about it. And if you can't discern the quality from some of the pictures Apple uses to prove it, then perhaps you're a better candidate for the retina display than you initially thought :p
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The original iPad is 128ppi, the new one is 264ppi, and my MBP 15 is 110ppi.

    At no point would I think that I can see 264ppi on a 110ppi screen.

    Or to put it another way, HD doesn't look HD when viewed on an old SD television, but when viewed on a HDTV it does.
     
  22. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Well, then they should manipulate it to see the difference on laptops and Macbooks which is what 99.2% of what people are viewing the website from.
     
  23. Tunster macrumors 6502

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    Dip yourself in volcano, because your just exploding. Calm it because when did any technology term come from a natural meaning? Seriously, all industries/companies have their marketing terms to the lowest common denominator of human. Retina come from the eye and in turn naturally makes people thing it's of human eye quality and better.

    Untwist your knickers and again, dip yourself in a volcano. :)
     
  24. salmoally macrumors regular

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    How can you be sick of a word? Did it give you Aids or something?
     
  25. mijail macrumors 6502

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    I LOL'd :D
     

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