Amid the swirling rumors that Apple is set to release an entirely new Retina Display enabled Mac line-up next week at WWDC, eagle-eyed spotters at TNW have noted that apps are now starting to appear on the Mac App Store touted as having Retina Graphics. The first app to appear with the new Retina Display feature is FolderWatch, an app that automatically mirrors the files on your Mac with another network drive or file server.
As can be seen from the description, the latest update to FolderWatch (an Apple staff favorite in June 2011), brings the version to 2.0.4 and as noted in the release notes for the update, the app now includes Retina Graphics. Unfortunately, you can’t just download the app and see the amazing new graphics for yourself as the current generation of Macs do not have the pixel density necessary to offer Retina Display.
Retina-display enabled Macs have been rumored for a while now, not least because the latest builds of OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion have included a HiDPI mode that is not enabled by default. This HiDPI mode has been suggested to be Apple’s terminology for Retina Display in the Mac, although this is the first time that the term Retina has been used in an app on the Mac App Store. New builds of the Mac OS also contain very high resolution artwork for some of the core OS artwork, providing further evidence that Apple was planning to release high resolution displays on the Mac.