On Monday Apple released a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It has an incredibly high resolution screen with 5.1 million pixels. Four times as many as the regular 15″ MacBook. Compare to your big full HD 1080p TV, which has only around 2.1 million pixels.
So a regular person sitting in front of this computer at a regular distance cannot see the individual pixels on the screen.
This is another step in Apple’s quest to kill the pixel: sure, screens will still be made out of pixels but you as a user could not care less, everything will look perfectly smooth.
Need more proof? This is how you select screen resolution on this new Mac:
Yep, they only mention anything related to actual numeric screen resolution as a little side not in grey letters.