A Single Retina iPad Icon Has More Pixels Than The Entire Original Mac!

Posted in Apple News, iPad, Mac on 13/03/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Technology has come an extremely long way over the years, and the Retina display on the iPad is the most incredible display of its size ever put in a consumer product. But just how far have we come? According to some eye-opening comparison images posted by Gizmodo, a single Retina iPad icon has more pixels than the entire screen on the original Mac!

While the actual Retina icons displayed on an iPad are 144px in size, Apple requires developers to submit 512 x 512px icons, presumably to make sure icons are sufficient for future releases of the iPad as well. Even so, it’s pretty spectacular, considering that the original Mac only had a 512 x 342 pixel display!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.