The public releases for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 have been out for over a week. With no word on an official release date for macOS Monterey, we could potentially see it released after another Apple event that will be focused on new Macs, similar to what they did last year with the first Apple Silicon Macs and Big Sur.
In the latest betas of macOS Monterey, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered two new display resolutions that could potentially be for the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The aforementioned resolutions are listed as: “3024 x 1964 Retina” and “3456 x 2234 Retina”.
The native resolutions for both current 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are “2560 x 1600” and “3072 x 1920” at 226-227 pixels per inch, respectively However, by default, they both are set at scaled resolutions that sit between the 1x and 2x, which means that text and images will render with some blur even with anti-aliasing. In other words, you would have to compromise on pixel-perfect masking if you want more space.
That might all change because if Apple were to offer the aforementioned resolutions for the upcoming displays, this means the pixel density would be around 250 pixels per inch. With the increased pixel density, Apple could set those native resolutions by default for the upcoming MacBook Pro models, providing a perfect 2x scaling for the smoothest text/image rendering.
Another feature that we could see for the upcoming MacBook Pro is “High Power Mode”. In contrast to “Low Power Mode”, which extends battery life by turning off power-intensive features, “High Power Mode” gives you the best performance possible by allowing apps run faster at the cost of battery saving features and less fan noise. This feature has been in the works ever since January of last year. However, it still remains uncertain if we’ll ever see this feature on macOS Monterey or that it will be exclusive to newer Macs.
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