The latest beta update of OS X Mavericks (10.9.3) has revealed support for native 4K resolution with third party monitors. As of now, OS X Mavericks doesn’t support 4K resolution displays to a great extent, so this new revelation comes as welcome news for the users.
4K monitors are slowly making their way to the market with the likes of Dell, Sharp, Lenovo, LG and ASUS jumping in on the action. So it’s only logical for Apple to bring support to these displays natively. Previously, tests conducted by AnandTech have shown that OS X Mavericks supports only one scaled resolution at 2560 x 1440 (2K) with Sharp’s 32-inch 4K display.
To make matters worse, text, menu and UI elements are rendered in the same manner as Retina MacBook Pro, which look small and difficult to read on 4K displays.
It could also mean that the company is planning to finally launch its high-resolution Thunderbolt display. It has been more than two years since Apple has refreshed the monitor.[Via MacRumors]