Apple Seeds Fourth OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of the OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, just one week after releasing the third OS X 10.11.1 beta and two weeks after the public release of OS X El Capitan on September 30.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

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OS X 10.11.1, like iOS 9.1, includes support for a range of new emoji like cheese wedge, taco, burrito, popcorn, middle finger, unicorn head, and more. New emoji were introduced in the first OS X 10.11.1 beta. Subsequent betas have not included any other outward-facing changes.

It is unknown what the first update to OS X El Capitan will bring aside from updated emoji, but as a minor .1 update, it's likely to focus primarly on bug fixes and performance improvements for issues encountered following the operating system's official release. According to Apple's beta release notes, OS X 10.11.1 offers stability, compatibility, and security improvements.

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63 months ago
I really cannot wait until this emoji fad is over...
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63 months ago

Uh how long have you been using computers? It's not a Fad. Emojis have been used in emails since the 90's.

Emojis ≠ Emoticons. ;-)
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63 months ago

I really cannot wait until this emoji fad is over...

Amen. It's almost as bad as the selfie fad.
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63 months ago

I really cannot wait until this emoji fad is over...

And I can't wait to get El Capitan running on my brand new 5400-rpm iMac!
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63 months ago
I wish everyone would just stop banging on about emoji support - MacRumours should stop bringing this minor detail in the latest beta news update, and people should stop whining.

The whole thing is ridiculous - there's probably a single guy/gal at Apple who occasionally adds support for the latest Unicode standard (of which emoji are the tiny part) to the system font in OS X / iOS. That's all! Nobody is distracted from any other work, bug-fixes are not affected, and people who work at creating fonts are not the same people fixing bugs in code!
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63 months ago

It's pity that Apple would focus .1 for happy faces. How about actually fixing "under the hood?"

You think they've released 4 betas of a x.x.1 update on emojis?
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