Apple at work on full 4K display support in Mavericks, report says

A beta of the upcoming Mavericks shows that users with a 4K display connected to their Macs can get the full benefit of the higher resolution.

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Apple may be making Mavericks a bit more 4K friendly.

In Apple's OS X Mavericks beta 10.9.3, users are given the option to run the operating system in native 4K resolution on 4K/Ultra HD monitors attached to their Macs, 9to5Mac discovered on Friday. Apple is calling the 4K support "Retina" in Mavericks, the site claimed.

Although Macs currently support 4K monitors, they simply use the extra lines of resolution to display larger windows and interface elements. According to 9to5Mac, the new Retina feature correctly scales the operating system to the Ultra HD display, making everything sharper and more readable. The resolution appears to look the same as Retina displays running on a late-2013 MacBook Pro, said 9to5Mac.

That Apple is playing nicer with 4K displays is perhaps no surprise. The technology is quickly gaining ground in the monitor and television space, and more and more devices will need to support the technology.

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