Something I've noticed anecdotally but I thought I'd just put it out there to see if others have had the same experience. A quick google search didn't reveal any discussions on this.
I first noticed that noise was far less intrusive when viewed on my smart phone.
I had just put this down to a poorer screen quality, masking many of the subtle image qualities or possibly some funky resizing algorithm on my phone's OS. The same seems to hold true for the new iPad.
Then I had the chance to compare the retina MacBook pros with the regular MacBook Pros and also noticed noise was less intrusive.
And we're talking images at full resolution without averaging out noise due to resizing.
So the question would be firstly, has this been the experience for others?
If so, then the issue of noise would become increasingly irrelevant as display density increase (which inevitably they will).
Is this also the reason why noise is less perceptible in print where densities are usually in the regions above 250dpi?
Anyone care to have a crack at a scientific explanation?