Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today released the third beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the second El Capitan beta and a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

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OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.

Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a revamped Mission Control feature, a new Split View feature for using two full-screen apps at once, deeper functionality for Spotlight, and several new features for Safari, including Pinned Sites for housing frequently-visited websites and a universal mute button that quiets all tabs.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently only available to registered developers, but Apple plans to offer a public beta of the software in July. Following testing, El Capitan will see a final release in the fall of 2015.

What's new in OS X El Capitan beta 3:

Two-Factor Authentication - iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan include an entirely revamped two-factor authentication system.

Photos app - As in iOS 9 beta 3, there are new albums for selfies and screenshots in the Photos app in El Capitan beta 3.

Top Rated Comments

ButteryScrollin Avatar
90 months ago
you can finally add/edit locations in Photos :)

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jmh600cbr Avatar
90 months ago
probably only after DP4, like yosemite :(
"july" AKA 2 minutes to August
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrfr Avatar
90 months ago
Have they fixed the green button to maximize the window instead of going full screen? Most annoying bug in OS X since Yosemite.
That isn't a bug, and won't get fixed. Hold option and click the green button to get pre-10.10 behavior back.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmh600cbr Avatar
90 months ago
where is the public beta?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arrr Avatar
90 months ago
If this ends up being the only beta released today, everyone in the iOS 9 beta 3 thread is going to start a riot.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fangio Avatar
90 months ago
Spotlight has moved to the bottom of the screen for me
You can drag it everywhere on the screen in 10.11, it's not fixed anymore.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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