For once, I actually post an entry that’s not bashing Apple. In fact, I’m going to defend Apple somewhat.
So, with the iPhone 4, Apple’s announced something they call a “Retina Display.”
That’s marketing speak for a display with higher resolution than the human eye – the human eye cannot discern pixels on a display of that pixel density, at one foot viewing distance.
One critic has claimed that Apple’s claims are false… which is only true if you ignore 20/20 vision, and go straight to 20/12, according to someone who worked on the optics for the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading “Resolution, pixel density, viewing distances, and retina displays”