Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile are Retina-Ready and Now Support Apple’s Retina Display on new MacBook Pro and iPad

July 9, 2012

Renton, WA. July 9, 2012 – Parallels®, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization, today announced that both Parallels Desktop® 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile have been updated to support Apple’s Retina display on the newly released MacBook Pro and latest iPad. With this improvement to the No. 1-selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting, Parallels brings high-resolution Windows apps and files to life on Apple’s stunning, crystal clear displays. Whether reading text, viewing web pages or checking email, Mac users can now experience razor-sharp text and richer colors across all their devices in both Windows and Mac environments.

“Apple makes amazing devices and, just as we’ve come to expect, they raised the bar again with the Retina display,” said Kim Johnston, vice president of marketing for Desktop Virtualization and Mac at Parallels. “With this latest update to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, we empower our customers to take advantage of the visually stunning displays and amazing pixel density, even when using Windows apps on their Macs and accessing them on iPads with Parallels Mobile.” Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac along with Parallels Mobile deliver one of the most immersive and integrated Windows-on-Mac experiences ever so customers can enjoy the full benefits of the Mac across their devices. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac lets you run multiple operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, Chrome OS and Ubuntu. Parallels Desktop for Mac will be updated to provide support for final versions of Mountain Lion and Windows 8 after they become available.

Watch a video of a MacBook Pro with Retina display simultaneously running Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, Windows XP, OS X Lion, Snow Leopard Server and Chrome OS in Retina display resolution with Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac by clicking here.

With the Parallels Mobile app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, you can remotely access and control your entire Mac, including Windows applications and files, from anywhere. Its features include audio support for Flash and the ability to copy and paste text between Windows programs on Mac and your Apple mobile devices. Parallels Mobile is available in the iTunes App Store.

Free trials of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac are available for download at so Mac users can experience the power and convenience of the software and MacBook Pro with Retina display users can enjoy Retina’s vivid high-resolution with their Windows apps. Additionally, the latest iPad users with Parallels Mobile can remotely experience Retina display depth and details of their Windows 7 apps, even if their older Mac doesn’t have a Retina display.

Availability and Pricing
Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is available from Packaged software is available at Apple retail stores,,, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, MicroCenter and hundreds of other retail locations nationwide. The standard retail price (SRP) of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is $79.99 and a student edition is available for $39.99.

The Parallels Mobile app is available in the iTunes App Store and can be purchased at a special price of $4.99 for a limited time only; the standard retail price is $19.99.

About Parallels
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