Messages App for Mac Includes Retina Display Artwork

Messages App for Mac Includes Retina Display Artwork

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Apple's new Messages app for Mac contains Retina Display artwork hinting at that upcoming Macs could feature new high resolution displays.

A look at some of the resources from Apple's new Messages app shows several graphics that come in multi-part TIFFs that include regular and double resolution versions. In fact, if you look at the information embedded within the images, you can see the resources were at one point named in the same "@2x" convention. So, it seems Apple's Messages App is already building in support for Retina displays on the Mac.

Earlier this month, new high-DPI image resources were also found in Mac OS X 10.7.3.

With the release of Mac OS X Lion a single check box enabled "HiDPI" display mode appeared. With this mode enabled, everything is drawn with twice as many pixels as its non-HiDPI equivalent. An upcoming MacBook Pro with 2880x1800 display resolution will reportedly use this mode for Retina Display graphics.

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