MacBook Pro Retina display an “engineering marvel”

iFixit has taken apart a MacBoor Pro Retina display and the results are compelling:

“What’s astounding is that Apple’s engineers managed to cram four times the pixels of the previous 15″ MacBook Pro into a display assembly that is (nearly) the same size. The big savings here is weight, not thickness. The Retina display weighs in at 673 grams, while a standard 15″ MacBook Pro display tips the scale at 908 grams. That’s a solid 25% weight savings.”

To say that I covet one of these is a gross understatement.

Week in review March 12 – 16

iOS Developers Prepare for Retina Display

Apple’s new iPad will be released in the US today, and developers are preparing their apps for its high-resolution display. As of this writing, the folloing apps are ready to look fantastic on Apple’s Retina display, among others:

  1. Tweetbot for iPad
  2. Twitterrific for iPad
  3. NYTimes for iPad
  4. Amazon Kindle for iPad
  5. Evernote
  6. Day One
  7. Star Walk for iPad
  8. The Early Edition 2
  9. Another Monster at the End of This Book
  10. Real Racing 2 HD (as if this gorgeous app could look any better)