Actually the retina does have a "sensitivity rate" akin to a refresh rate, but it varies among individuals. When it comes to light level decay from a scanned phosphor in a picture tube, the retinal response is markedly different than it is for gated systems like LED panels. Some people don't see stroboscopic flicker at a 50Hz refresh rate, and some people see flicker at anything less than a 100Hz refresh rate. But as you point out, the vision system is much more complicated than just the retina, and many other functions/layers in the vision system work together to provide the illusion of motion that was originally attributed to persistence of vision.
I think that multiple anecdotes of time slowing down for martial artists in flow indicates that some people are capable of accelerated vision processing, although it apparently involves temporary tunnel vision - ignoring peripheral vision to concentrate vision processing on the more detailed central retinal area. It's unlikely to be a capability used by most people watching TV or computer screens through, let alone cell phones.
End-runs around pesky laws and the constitution is all government knows these days.
So Apple is a branch of the US government? Here I thought it was one of those private corporations that the free marketers claim are the solution to the inherent evil of government. Or did government troops somehow force Steve Jobs at gunpoint to start this litigation and then similarly forced Tim Cook to continue it?