MacBook Air to have Retina display

MacBook Air to have Retina display

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The company’s suppliers have already started mass production of a 12-inch, high-resolution MacBook Air, says the Wall Street Journal.

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Will Apple finally unveil a long-awaited MacBook Air with a Retina display? That’s what a new report claims.

Earlier this year, Apple suppliers kicked off mass production of a 12-inch MacBook Air with a higher-resolution display, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing “people familiar with the matter.” The suppliers are aiming to ship “large quantities” of the new Air sometime in the second quarter, though an exact launch date is still up in the air, the sources said.

Apple already offers Retina displays on the pricier MacBook Pro, which carries a resolution of 2,560×1,600 pixels for the 13.3-inch version and 2,880×1,800 pixels for the 15-inch model. The current Air is still stuck with a resolution of 1,366×768 for the 11-inch model and 1,440×900 for the 13-inch version. Reports have floated about for some time that Apple would adopt the higher-resolution display for the Air, which was last updated almost a year ago.

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Assuming the Journal’s sources are on the money, what does a Retina display offer?

Apple touts its MacBook Pro with a Retina display as packing four times the number of pixels of the standard display and enabling “incredible detail.” Apple has also touted Retina displays as offering higher contrast, deeper blacks, reduced glare and a wider viewing angle. All the applications included with the latest versions of Mac OS X already support the higher resolution

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