Wells Riley â€“ The Retina War is upon us:
Many websites and desktop apps will make the leap to hybrid Retina + 1x sooner than later, but how long until designers abandon 1x forever? The tech world abandoned Internet Explorer before Firefox even had 30% marketshare. It was easy for us to get behind â€˜the causeâ€™ of killing IE, but that was an easily replaced software product. Today weâ€™re on the verge of a hardware revolution, initiated by a premium brand, that may or may not trickle down to PC OEMs. How long before designers start imposing a â€œ1x Taxâ€ on consumers with non-Retina computers because itâ€™s too expensive and laborious to maintain two separate asset libraries? The problem gets worse â€“ I canâ€™t design for 1x on my Retina Macbook Pro. Itâ€™s impossible.
The future is bright and @2x.