24 June 2019
The new macOS 10.14.4 update has made the display of the MacBook Air brighter and Apple has even reflected this change in the specifications sheet of the 2018 MacBook Air. Previously, the display brightness was up to 300 nits but now it has been increased to 400 nits.
MacRumors has confirmed this change with Apple that this increase is tied to the macOS 10.14.4 software update released on March 25. Apple’s release notes also mention that the update “corrects the default screen brightness” for 2018 MacBook Air models, although no specific details were known at the time.
This is indeed a significant increase in the brightness and the change is getting praises as brightness was one of the main issues with the Air’s new Retina display.
Here a reader on MacRumors has shared the GIF that shows the brightness change after the update on the MacBook Air -
Note that the macOS 10.14.4 update was rolled out last month. Alongside some bug fixes, the update also brought the very new Apple News+ subscription service which brings unlimited access to news and magazines for a monthly fee. It also brought the support for Safari AutoFill using Touch ID and if offers automatic dark mode themes in Safari. The update also added the support to new AirPods (2nd Gen). Apart from these, the update brought many more fixes, enhancements, and some Safari improvements, including the Dark Mode support.