After macOS 10.14.4 Update, 2018 MacBook Air Display Brightness Now Goes up to 400 nits

Posted by Evan Selleck on Apr 16, 2019 in Apple News, MacBook, macOS Mojave, News

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At the end of March, Apple officially released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to the public. While the update was minor in scale, aside from the inclusion of Apple News+, it looks like Apple made another subtle change as well, upping the display brightness.

It was first noted on Reddit recently, pointing out that Apple has officially changed the technical specifications for the 2018 MacBook Air to reflect a brighter display capacity in the laptop. Previously, the MacBook Air’s display was only able to go up to 300 nits of brightness. Now, however, following the software update, the model can now go up to 400 nits of brightness.

It’s worth noting that Apple, when it launched macOS 10.14.4, did note in the changelog that it “corrects the default screen brightness” in the 2018 MacBook Air. So it looks like it may have been an issue on Apple’s end, and the desktop operating system software update was meant, in part, to correct it.

It’s a small change, but one that may come in handy for folks who need to work with a bright display more often than not.

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[via MacRumors; Reddit]

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