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Apple to Introduce Retina Display Macs for iPad 3 Developers?

An intriguing report suggests that Apple could not only give the Retina Display to its third generation tablet but also to its Mac line-up later this year.

The 'developmental' Macs would be specifically aimed at developers who need to work on content for the upcoming high-resolution tablet.

“Apple might begin offering Retina display equipped Macs soon […] in order to offer developers the ability to craft pixel-perfect apps for the iPad 3,” David Smith, an iOS developer proposes in the report by Softpedia.

The 2048 by 1536 pixel resolution, presumed to be featured on the iPad 3's display, will otherwise cause difficulties for Apple's partners trying to create content which works appropriately on the high-res screens.

"This will present problems for developers and designers of iPad apps unless Apple also releases a new display with either a higher resolution or a HiDPI mode," says Smith.

Without an appropriate tool that would allow them to develop high quality content for devices featuring a Retina (-like) Display, they "will no longer be able to view 1:1 mockups or run the simulator at full size without clipping part of the view."

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.