Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers, just one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing the first OS X El Capitan update to the public, OS X 10.11.1.

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

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We don't know exactly what improvements the second update to OS X El Capitan will introduce, as many of the changes seem to be under-the-hood upgrades. It’s likely to focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address problems that have popped up since the release of OS X 10.11.1.

Apple's release notes for OS X 10.11.2 have asked developers to focus on Networking, Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.

Related Forum: OS X El Capitan

Top Rated Comments

BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
92 months ago
Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?
I install on an unused drive and transfer my data from a production machine to see/test if it is ready or not. In my opinion, Yosemite was never ready or fixed. Many of the problems I reported were fixed in El Capitan, but as usual more were introduced at the same time.

Apple is turning into 1 step forward, 2 steps back on Mac OS X sadly.
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vansouza Avatar
92 months ago
Why are thoughtful people installing a beta on production machines? Why?
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TMRJIJ Avatar
92 months ago
Not as stable as Snow Leopard... There are still bugs everywhere...
I lost all my user data in Snow Leopard. That OS is dead to me.
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psik Avatar
92 months ago
I really hope they fix the Wi-Fi issues... :( My Wi-Fi doesn't work anywhere except for my living room and kitchen but that's where the router is... :confused: Fingers crossed because I'm downloading it now.:D
that could be the router thats the issue, are all your other wireless devices working comfortably around the house?
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Reverb2000 Avatar
92 months ago
On certain configurations with 10.11.2 beta 1 and maybe beta 2, on an imac 3 of the 4 usb ports would cut out randomly, run at usb 2 speeds and then only one port would work for flash drives or external hard drives. It was unusable. Soon as cloned back to 10.11.1 it was back to normal. So one of the things to focus on according to the release notes of beta 3 was "USB", so maybe they figured it out. I afraid to try it after that last experience.
I had these exact problems with beta 1 & 2. I took a chance and tried beta 3 today. Same issues, on a brand new iMac 27" Retina. Maybe the stores got all these units instead of the devs? Seems like a pretty big problem to miss.
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3349793 Avatar
92 months ago
that could be the router thats the issue, are all your other wireless devices working comfortably around the house?
I'm pretty sure it's not the router :) Everything that doesn't run El Capitan (or Yosemite) works with absolutely no problems. When I downgraded to Mavericks, it all was fine, but then I keep on forgetting how much I like El Capitan. :D
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