On March 28, 2009, Patently Apple boldly reported that Apple Patent May Point to LED iMac's Later this Year. Today, Apple has delivered on that in spades. Apple states that "when a display has more pixels, you need to push more light through them to achieve the best picture possible. LED backlighting in the new iMac does exactly that, with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn’t take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin — even with all the high-performance components inside." The new 21.5-inch iMac features 1920-by-1080 HD resolution. Apple engineers could simply have stretched that resolution up and out for the 27-inch iMac. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560-by-1440 resolution. That’s 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. It's great to see the tight timeline between Apple's patent application publication and their product actually coming to market. The call was right, and how sweet it is.
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