MacBooks next for Retina Display makeover?

A close look at OS X Mountain Lion suggests so

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Apple may be preparing to bring its stunning Retina Display technology from iOS to OSX devices.

The latest developer version of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has uncovered some app icons appearing at double the usual resolution.

A developer with access to the latest Beta told Ars Technica says the 2x resolution icons are popping up in 'erroneous' places.

This suggests the high pixel-density screen which has helped propel Apple's iPhone and iPad lines to new levels could soon do the same for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops.

The source said: "I would interpret it to mean that Retina is close; perhaps concurrent with the release of OS X 10.8."

Mountain Lion on the prowl

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was unveiled last month promising to, once again, narrow the gap between the mobile iOS software and OS X.

Mountain Lion brings Messages, Notifications, Reminders and a baked-in Twitter client a la iOS 5.

The consumer version of the OS is likely to go on sale this summer, with a new range of MacBooks likely to be in tow. Will they be Retina-ready? The odds are looking good.

Via: Ars Technica