It makes me very sad to see people bemoaning consumer-facing improvements in a device just so that we don’t have to deal with problems we have been ignoring for a LONG time. The web has pretty much been content serving terribly compressed and downsized images as a hack around poor bandwidth.
Guess what, those days are now coming to a close.
You can sit by and say:
I’m very afraid that exactly because of its excellence the Retina display will be a severe set-back for the mobile web, and maybe also for native iOS apps. Apple shouldn’t have ignored the fact that Moore’s Law doesn’t go for data connections.
Or you can take it as a challenge to figure out the best way to push things forward. High resolution displays on smaller devices MAKES THE DEVICE BETTER.
That’s really the only things that matters.