The pixel density of Retina displays is really high as a result, your eyes aren’t able to discover individual pixels from a standard distance. So it gives content incredible detail and improves your viewing experience dramatically .
Mac computers with a Retina display
- 16-inch MacBook Pro models presented in 2019. Native resolution: 3072 x 1920 at 226 pixels per inch. Support vast majority of colors.
- 15-inch MacBook Pro models presented in 2012 or later, except the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012). Native resolution: 2880 x 1800 at 220 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
- 13-inch MacBook Pro models presented in late 2012 or later. Native resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 227 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
MacBook Air models presented in 2018 or later. Native resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 227 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
MacBook models presented in 2015 or later. Native resolution: 2304 x 1440 at 226 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
- 27-inch iMac models introduced in 2014 or later. Native resolution: 5120 x 2880. Models introduced in 2014 and 2015 support millions of colors, and models introduced in 2017 or later support one billion colors.
- 21.5-inch iMac models introduced in 2015 or later, except the iMac (21.5-inch, 2017) and iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015). Native resolution: 4096 x 2304. The Retina model introduced in 2015 supports millions of colors, and models introduced in 2017 or later support one billion colors.
All iMac Pro models. Native resolution: 5120 x 2880. Support for one billion colors.
How to change the resolution of your display
Your Mac selects a default resolution spontaneously and surely is the best one for your display. let’s change the resolution together step by step:
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Click Displays.
- Select Scaled, then select any of the four or five scaled resolutions, according to your Mac model. With scaled resolutions, text and objects can become larger and more visible, or smaller to deliver more space for windows and apps.
- When you’re using an external display
When you’re using an external display to cover your desktop, you can choose a preferred resolution for each display. To check additional resolutions for the external display, press and hold the Option key while choosing the Scaled button.
- If you’re using an external display to mirror your built-in display, your Mac optimizes for whichever display is selected in the”Optimize for” pop-up menu. Let your Mac to choose the best resolution for that display, or select Scaled and choose another resolution.
Using apps with a Retina display
In case an app looks different than it seems on your Retina display or high-resolution external display, so try opening the app in low-resolution mode:
- Quit the app.
- Open the Applications folder.
- Click the app once to select it, then choose Get Info from the File menu.
- From the Get Info window that opens, select the checkbox labeled”Open in Low Resolution.”
- Close the Get Info window and open the app again.
Some apps that its best in low-resolution mode or that works just in low-resolution mode will have this mode already turned on, and so, you might not be able to turn it off. The app developer might suggest an update that contain support for the Retina display.
Using Boot Camp and Windows with a Retina display
- Boot Camp covers resolutions up to 3840 x 2160.
- When your Mac is using the Apple-supplied Windows Support Software, Windows starts up with the maximum dpi (pixels) it supports, which is 144 dpi, or 150-percent magnification. so, items on the display looks small, with a lot of space. You can use the Windows Display control panel item to adjust this setting in Windows.
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