Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to public beta testers, just a day after releasing the third beta to developers and two weeks after seeding the first OS X 10.11.2 public beta. Today's update comes three weeks after the public launch of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1.

Those who have signed up to participate in Apple's beta testing program can download the third OS X 10.11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Non beta testers who want to participate can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

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The first two OS X 10.11.2 betas did not appear to offer any obvious outward-facing changes, and the minor .2 update likely includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.1. Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.

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MrNomNoms Avatar
68 months ago
iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.
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8692574 Avatar
68 months ago

Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.

With all the focus on Graphics (wich we have had in every build since probably the first OS X beta) we should have a heck of a driver support, instead.......

EDIT:
Same could be said about Wi-Fi I guess.
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definitive Avatar
68 months ago

iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.

Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.
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roland.g Avatar
68 months ago

Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.

I can believe I would ever find myself saying this. The Surface Pro 4 is a laptop replacement. The Surface Pro 4 is what the iPad Pro should be. iOS is stagnating. iOS is great for an iPhone or iPad Mini. Anything larger benefits from a real OS vs an app driven model.
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Tubamajuba Avatar
68 months ago

Doesn't represent the reality of the userbase and overall interest these days.

Much of the MR userbase is out of touch with what most people actually want.

You don't have to change your wants and needs to match the wants and needs of the general population, but iOS is here to stay. Apple's current lineup of products does everything that most people need them to do, and no amount of whining about how "things ain't like they used to be in the good ol' days" is going to have an impact on Apple's future plans.

Basically, it's time for people to actually start switching to Windows instead of just talking about it.
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2128506 Avatar
68 months ago

Let me know when - or IF I should upgrade from 10.10.5. :rolleyes:

10.11.5 would probably be a safe bet. :)

From the look of things however it really looks like we're going to get 10.12.0 instead, with all the bugs refreshed and updated...
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