Apple Posts 27" Retina iMac-Sized OS X Mavericks Background

As part of its flurry of updates to today, Apple's web team posted the new OS X Mavericks background image at 5120x2880. That resolution is identical to the one anticipated for a 27" Retina display for the iMac or a standalone Retina Thunderbolt Display.

The image, which was noticed by Twitter user Marvin Scharle, is similar to Retina-sized images that were included in Lion in 2011, long before Apple had released any Retina-equipped Macs publicly.

With Apple's announcement today that the new Mac Pro would include support for 4K video displays along with Thunderbolt 2, the company is clearly getting ready for larger Retina panels in the future.

Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
109 months ago
Apple is in full speed ahead mode.

I like it.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlligatorBloodz Avatar
109 months ago
Yeah, but it's still 3.3MB for an image to be broadcast over the web. Over a Fiber connection it may not be much, but for folks still stuck with DSL or Cable not by their choice (lack of options), that will suck. Also, imagine the kind of cache you will build up. I'd imagine caches of gigabytes easy, and when SSD based macs start at only 128GB, that's not something to sneeze at.
huh? its 3.3MB!

Edit: I'm guessing that was sarcasm.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simon the diver Avatar
109 months ago

Yeah, but it's still 3.3MB for an image to be broadcast over the web. Over a Fiber connection it may not be much, but for folks still stuck with DSL or Cable not by their choice (lack of options), that will suck. Also, imagine the kind of cache you will build up. I'd imagine caches of gigabytes easy, and when SSD based macs start at only 128GB, that's not something to sneeze at.

"Hello, are you from the past ?"
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jakebot Avatar
109 months ago
Pretty Sweet File size for such a big image :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve J0bs Avatar
109 months ago
4k iMac !!!!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lannisters4life Avatar
109 months ago
This does not mean a new Retina display is coming... There are plenty of screens that already have a 5120 x 2880 resolution already.
Are there?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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