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Why would it harm your eye's?
The only difference is that the tiny pixels are closer together so that you can't see the lines in-between the pixels.
HD TV's dont hurt your eye's just because they have more pixels and better resolution.
3D on the other hand depending on the method used can strain your eye's and give headaches if watched for an extended period of time, but I don't think that apple plans on doing any 3D stuff.
Do you have anything to back up your opinion? The evidence I have seen supports the opposite point of view, that the higher the screen resolution, the better it is for your eyes.
New iPad's Retina Display Reduces Eye Strain, Expert Says
That's what I found as well, when researching this topic. Most professionals are also in agreement that you should use higher resolution screens because high resolution screens cause less eye strain, not more.I think you'll find it's more about the backlight than the retina quality of the screen. Staring into a brightly lighted device is not so good for us, thus the eye strain and recommendation to look up and away from the iDevice for a while. In addition, turn the brightness down as far as you can stand it.
It was not meant to be a joke, it happens to me every time when using my iphone for ~20 or more minutes, after which my vision is so very blurred that i almost can't use the normal desktop monitor until my vision gradually gets back to normal, over 10-15 minutes.. I tried holding the phone further or closer, it still happens.
Like i said, it is a bit of a wild theory, only backed by what we learned in school about the eye's properties.
Sadly the straining effect is also backed by many other posts on different websites, where lots of people report they started having eye problems after starting using retina monitors or tablets. It is true that there are also other people saying it is actually better for the eyes, i am not sure each in what percentage, but there seamed to be a lot of people With problems. Check out also this thread on apple forums:
[Update: links not allowed, so you can search for the name of the thread: "Retina Display MacBook Pro eye problem and strain"]
Sorry if I seamed a bit too sure on what i was saying in the first post, I don't want to be an alarmist, but it is better that to check on these things and find that it's all b.s., rather than duck up our eyes for good..