Apple Releases First OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Public Beta

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to public beta testers, just days after first releasing the beta to developers and roughly a week and a half before OS X El Capitan will be released to the public on September 30.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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The first beta of OS X 10.11.1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head. The emoji are also included in iOS 9.1, which is also in testing.

Beyond new emoji, there have been no other outward-facing changes discovered, suggesting OS X 10.11.1 is a minor update that will bring bug fixes and performance enhancements. According to Apple's release notes, the beta offers stability, compatibility, and security improvements.

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64 months ago
Well thank god, we needed updated emojis.
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64 months ago
606mb of burrito emojis
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64 months ago

I'm beginning to sour on the public betas. I had an issue with my Mac Pro a few weeks ago, and Apple's Tech Support flatly refused to help me because I was running the beta. They told me to wait for the "legitimate" El Capitan release and then call them back.

Zero sympathy. You knew exactly what you're getting into. If you didn't, now you know. Your job is to report the bugs, not ask for them to be fixed by tech support on the spot.
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64 months ago

is there a way to get out of public beta? Outside of formatting?

Preferences > App Store > change ".. receive pre-release .."
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64 months ago

Well thank god, we needed updated emojis.

Right. But the middle finger Emoji characterizes this update in the most meaningful way.
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64 months ago

Looks like everyone at Apple is obsessed with betas. Just keep releasing betas and fix no bugs even if someone reports. This Craig Federighi guy is a joker and he has made OS X a mess!

I think El Cap is very stable and the best OS X has ever been but hey we have different opinions.

Every bug i report is fixed. Public betas are betas, feedback is feedback, it's a great way to test the software and benefit everyone, preferring to keep it locked up and only release a GM with major bugs is not really an option now. The pace of development on OSX has never moved so fast, it's core functions hadn't changed much for 15 years and then in the last 3-4 we've got so many new things i can't even count them.
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