Sources: Apple, The Verge
quote: I tried to use my WUXGA screen in 100% size (Win7), but everything is soooo tiny it makes my eyes hurt after 15 minutes. Now imagine 2880 pixels, which will require a microscope. It just doesn't make sense anymore.
quote: Its only purpose is marketing and boasting to have the highest resolution screen in the world.
quote: 16:9 is standard throughout most of the Macbook line. The only exception is the 11" MBA, and that's the result of reducing the dimensions without shrinking the full size keyboard. Otherwise they've all been 16:9 for over a decade.