Apple’s most recent MacOS software update may have made your 2018 MacBook Air’s display brighter. The individuals who eventually install the update may be pleasantly astounded to find that their laptop’s Retina display is all of a sudden 100 nits brighter than it was previously, for a new total of 400 nits brightness.
The brightness change has been affirmed by clients on Reddit and MacRumors; Apple’s recent macOS 10.14.4 update released on March 25th ” corrects the default screen brightness ” of the most recent MacBook Air models. Apple has likewise refreshed the new MacBook Air’s technical specifications page to note that the laptop’s Retina display has a 400 nit max brightness, up from the 300 nits or so that other tech publications and reviewers noted in their systems prior to the late-March macOS update.
Brilliance was one of the fundamental issues we had with the Air’s new Retina display when it got reviewed the previous fall. Ideally, the new macOS update will visibly address that problem.