Retina graphics in Messages Beta for Mac suggest ultra-high-res displays not far off
Apple’s just-released Messages Beta for Mac includes hints of the company’s Retina future. MacRumors dissected the still-warm app, intended for full release this summer with OS X Mountain Lion, and found that several of its graphics come in multi-part TIFFs designed to cater to both regular and double-resolution, or Retina, displays. The language designating the Retina versions, @2x, was first found in iOS ahead of the iPhone 4’s introduction. The iPhone 4, of course, pioneered the Retina concept. It’s unclear when Apple will give its Mac line the ultra-high-resolution treatment, but the inclusion of Retina-capable graphics in Mountain Lion suggests a 2012 release.