At the beginning of the month we gave a hint on how to enable Retina graphics on OS X Lion, after all, it is no longer a matter of "if", but of "when" we will see a Macintosh with such capacity. And, according to the DigiTimes, this will happen soon, more specifically in the second quarter of 2012.
According to Ma's supply chain partners, she would be planning to launch the new line of MacBooks Pro for the aforementioned period, with support for Retina displays setting a new standard for the notebook industry. The 15-inch model, for example, would have 2880 × 1800 pixels in resolution, compared to the current 1440 × 900. By folding it (in both directions), Apple will be able to reach four times the number of pixels, providing developers with an easy way to scale their applications, much like what happened in the transition from iPhone 3GS to 4, with the introduction of the Retina screen.
Gradually, the points are interconnecting. For those who don't know, the new processors from Intel (Ivy Brigde), support resolutions up to 4K. With the launch scheduled for the beginning / middle of next year, it is expected that the new MBPs will use such a chip.