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MacBook Pro buyers: don't expect all your apps to be Retina-ready right away

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Third-party apps optimized for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display are coming, but it may take awhile.

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Just as it is with Blizzard's Diablo III, other third-party developers still need some more time before their apps are fully optimized for Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display. Adobe explained to MacWorld that the build of Photoshop shown at WWDC 2012 was a unreleased version of the photo editing app, and that an update should be released later this year. Autodesk — maker of AutoCad — mimicked Adobe's response, although was less clear about when a new version of its 3D-rendering drafting app would be available.

Non-optimized versions of the apps can still be used, but image clarity may be less than ideal. Third-party developers only recently had access to the MacBook Pro with Retina display, not unlike when Apple first deployed hi-res displays on the new iPad and iPhone 4. Thankfully, Apple made sure that a number of first-party apps were already optimized for the 2800 x 1800 display resolution.