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The battery icon shown on an iPhone 5 with Retina display. The pixels are sharper than on a standard display.

Retina display is Apple's brand for advanced LED or OLED displays that have a significantly higher dot pitch than what were previously considered traditional displays. Starting with the iPhone 4 in 2010, Apple strove to achieve a minimum density of 220 pixels per inch so that individual pixels were no longer discernable at normal viewing distances.[1][2]


The Retina display was once rumored to be introduced on the iPad 2, but that was not the case. It was introduced with the iPhone 4, iPad 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPod touch (4th generation), iMac (Intel-based) (late 2012), MacBook Pro (mid 2012), and MacBook (2015).


Other variants introduced later include: Retina HD, Liquid Retina, Liquid Retina XDR, Super Retina HD, and Super Retina XDR, ranging from 326 to 458 pixels per inch.


  1. Apple Presents iPhone 4, Apple Inc. 2010-06-07.
  2. Using a Retina display, Apple Support. 2021-03-31.

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