When Apple updated the MacBook Pro last year, it got the company’s bright Liquid Retina XDR displays, which can reach 1,600 nits at maximum brightness or about 1,000 nits on the entire screen. However, this was not usable for the entire computer interface, but Apple runs this at around 500-600 nits by default. The developers behind the Vivid app want to change that, with the app, users can increase the brightness of their laptops so that it’s always at 1,000 nits. It’s probably not very good for battery life, but it’s perfect if you really want the brightest screen, like sitting outdoors on a sunny day.
The app costs $16, but it can be tested before you decide to buy it. However, the beta version makes half the screen brighter, so unfortunately it’s not driveable. If Apple prevents the app from working properly in the future, the developers promise to try to fix it within three months, or else customers will be able to get their money back.
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