Over the last couple of weeks, there have been some reports that Apple is planning on releasing a next generation MacBook which will be featuring Retina Display. And now with the new OS X Beta, there has been yet another evidence that points to a Retina display MacBook.
According to previous reports, the Cupertino company is said to be planning to release a new 15 inch MacBook with support for 2880 x 1800 resolution early next year. Several blog posts across the web have revealed that the fruit company is working on HiDPI (high dots per inch) modes within OS X Lion. Such modes have been seen in OS X Tiger (10.4) and then OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). Interestingly, it was not found in OS X Leopard (10.5).
The idea behind HiDPI is that it will enable Apple to achieve four times the number of pixels and it will also enable developers with to easily scale existing artwork. And this can be achieved when the current MacBook Pro resolution of 1440 x 900 is doubled. Now with the developer build of OS X Lion (10.7.3), HiDPI has been spotted once again. It can be access from the "Get Info" window for applications where you can see the "Open in HiDPI mode" checkbox. But even though it was spotted on several OS X builds, the options was not functional. Most likely it was just there as a placeholder.
Apple just released a new build of OS X 10.7.3 (Build 11D36) and it has been found out that the checkbox from the "Get Info" has been removed. Now this may indicate that Apple may be taking a step backward with the implementation of HiDPI support, but who knows? Apple is known to activate and deactivate features as they see fit. But at least, this could suggest that at least Apple is looking to implement the feature somehow. [via MacRumors]