apple.com being optimized for Retina display
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We have come across the recent unveil of the Retina Display included iPad last week. These next generation device will be equipped with a 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution screens and a pixel density of 264ppi.
This might be the reason for which, Apple has started preparing for the high resolution retina displays as it is engaged in upgrading a portion of their website, with high resolution images. These images are large enough for to fit on the latest iPad’s Retina Display.
Currently, only the Apple.com homepage and the iPad portion of the site have been upgraded to the higher-resolution images. It can also be noticed that most of the images are being upgraded on its site, as not all graphics on those pages have received the double-resolution treatment.
One of the highest resolution upgrade includes, the US flag button at the bottom of the homepage still remains blurry when viewed in either HiDPI mode. Apart from that the “Made for iPad” header graphic from the App Store tab of the iPad section of Apple’s site was not as clear in HiDPI mode as it is now.
It is even said by some tipster that when in HiDPI mode, Safari first loads the normal-resolution version of site before then rendering the double-resolution version. This allows the images to get slightly pixilated and jaggy at first which ultimately resolves to high resolution.
It has been reported that Apple is using 2x tag to differentiate the new high resolution images from the original images. The system resembles Apple’s name conversion for Retina Display files in iOS.