Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced a 30-inch “cinema” flat-panel screen that he said was the biggest high-resolution display ever and showed off the next version of the company’s software.
Apple’s monitor can handle as many as 4 million pixels used to measure color in pictures. That’s 77% more than 23-inch monitors, Jobs told 5,000 developers at the company’s conference in San Francisco.
Jobs wants new monitors and feature-packed software to entice customers to pay higher prices for the company’s computers as larger competitors Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. offer cheaper systems.
Shares of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple fell $1.21 to $32.49 on Nasdaq.