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June 29, 2012, 10:56 pm

I doubt Apple would release two 3840x2160 screens at such a difference in size, as it would result in very different dot pitch (21.5" = 204.9, 27" = 163.2, 31" = 142.1) and they could not classify those as "retina displays". The point of having a larger monitor is to have more screen real estate while maintaining physical UI size, not so you can sit further away from it.

The current 21.5" and 27" iMacs have dot pitches of 102.5 and 108.8 respectively, which are close enough that the UI elements are roughly the same size at the same viewing distance.

Also with the pixel doubling technique they use for backwards compatibility, if they released a 27" iMac with 3840x2160 resolution, you would effectively be getting 1920x1080. This is a major backwards step from the current 2560x1440! On the 21.5" iMac it would slot in transparently.

And personally, if someone's going to make a 3840x2160 resolution display, I'd rather it had a standard pixel density. At 110ppi, such a screen would be 40" and be a lot more be a lot more useful in terms of productivity, and a far better use of all that GPU horsepower.


July 1, 2012, 1:24 am

I'm happy with the current screen resolution but would love to see at least three changes that add functionality for users: 1. A screen with mat finish instead of the glossy finish with all the glare. 2. A biometric log on system - thumb print is best, but facial recognition or retinal scan using the existing camera would be fine. 3. Access to the hard drive for upgrade. Storage technology is moving faster than other parts of the system, and it would be nice to be able to upgrade sooner than replacing an entire system.

I hope a new iMac is released soon though; I'm ready!

Tobias Carlén

May 21, 2013, 3:51 pm

1. If you want it, you can buy something like the ViewGuard Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector, but I agree that apple should offer matte screens on iMac. I have it on my two 17" MBP's
2. Please buy the Authentec solution or something similar and spare me from unncecessary hardware that will increase cost, weight and failure rates
3. It is replaceable. If you can't figure out how by yourself, Apple is right to prevent you from trying. As to officially allowing people to swap the drives, that would be a crazy move because
3.1. People lacking the skills and the awareness that they are on their own and that they are voiding the warranty would mess around with their computers, increasing the failure rate, thus increasing Apples costs and hurting their reputation.
3.2. Apple would lose the income from selling "Apple"-drives with healthy margins

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