Sick of the term Retina??

Lindenhurst

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

KylePowers

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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.
 

Broph

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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.
 

motoleo

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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.
 

motoleo

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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?
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.
 

soco

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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:
 

motoleo

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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:
Oh yeah! You're right. I'll just look at it on my iPhone!
 

nickchallis92

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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:
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.
 

Bobby Corwen

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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.
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.
 

KylePowers

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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
 

darngooddesign

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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.
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.
 

motoleo

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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.
 

Tunster

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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.
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. :)