Text on RMBP vs retina iPad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by millerrh, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. millerrh macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2005
    One thing I find interesting is that text on non-retina iPad apps still come out very clear but text on the retina MacBook Pro are still pixelated looking for apps that are not retina ready yet. Does anyone know why this is?

    I would have expected fonts to behave the same as they did on the iPad. It sure makes apps that aren't retina ready yet a lot less pretty. Actually they look better on a standard screen.
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I believe that it depends on the app. Apps which use the native UI components for rendering text should display sharp text.

    Some apps don't. Chrome for instance uses a custom rendering system for web pages, which includes the text. Apple can't improve how it looks in that case.

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