OS X El Capitan

Following the release of new watchOS 2 and iOS 9 betas, Apple on Tuesday seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The build is labeled as 15A204h, and is available to registered developers via the Updates section of the Mac App Store or through Apple’s Developer Center.

Introduced two weeks ago at WWDC, OS X El Capitan is the next major version of Apple’s Mac operating system. The update does not include a ton of new features, but instead builds on top of last year’s OS X Yosemite with a number of performance and stability improvements.

There are a few user-facing changes, though, such as a new system-wide font and a revamped Control Center with new Split Screen mode. Safari and Mail are also getting some nice updates, including new gesture controls and Pinned Tabs, and Spotlight Search is more intelligent.

We are installing today’s beta now, and will report back with any major changes. OS X El Capitan is currently only available to registered developers, but Apple has said that it will be releasing a public version of the beta in July, and of course the official release is expected this fall.

  • appleiphonetechuk

    Is it on the public beta programme?

    • James G

      I don’t think public beta is until July.

      • Hi

        Yes it in julu

  • philip Mills

    can you tell us what,s in the update pizz thanks jeff

  • Damian

    the first beta would not open Photos app, it would crash right away. anyone had same issue?

    • ✯Mike✯


    • Jason Baroni

      Not at all

    • Philip Lafaurie

      I had the same issue. I isolated the issue to any photo shot in raw will cause photos to crash.

  • JomanJi

    “revamped Control Center” really? a cc in El Capitan? where can I find it?

    • Philip Lafaurie

      It was mission control now called control panel

  • Whoever needs to use Xcode 6.3.2 (which you can’t run normally on this beta anymore) use this little trick in your terminal app (cd your Applications folder first): ./Xcode.app/Contents/MacOS/Xcode

    • RandomAwesomeGuy

      Can I still run Xcode 6.4 beta on this? I need Xcode 6 because Xcode 7 doesn’t allow you to download iOS 8 simulators.

      • I do not use Xcode 6.4 but you could have multiple betas if you rename the app name like ‘xcode-beta_6.4.app’.

  • Matt M

    anyone know if beta 2 fixed the java 6 issue that made adobe programs like illustrator not able to open?

    • DorHirschel

      Adobe illustrator working just fine at El Capitan, used the CC 2014 when it just came up and now CC 2015.

  • John Thomas

    I believe you meant Mission Control rather than Control Center

    • Philip Lafaurie

      No it got renamed to control center now to be more aligned with the iOS versions