OS X El Capitan

Apple on Wednesday released the third OS X El Capitan beta to developers. The new build is available to registered developers via the Updates section of the Mac App Store or through Apple’s Developer Center.

Today’s update comes roughly two weeks after Apple pushed out the second beta of OS X El Capitan, and around a month after its initial release in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference.

El Capitan does not include a ton of major 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 Mission Control with new Split Screen mode.

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.

  • jaysoncopes

    “…Apple has said that it will be releasing a public version of the beta in July.”

    Let the wait begin (not that it hasn’t been going on since WWDC, but still).

    • Damian

      Just torrent a copy and install it now. I am not a developer and I have been using beta since day 1

      • jaysoncopes

        Ouch. Can’t believe you would even suggest that. Not that I’ve never done it, just that we don’t support piracy here 😉

        Public beta is awesome, btw ;P

      • Damian

        Pirate what? It is a free of charge product therefore nothing to pirate as long as I don’t make money off it

      • jaysoncopes

        Actually, technically the dev preview costs $99/year. Public beta is different, but even still Apple would have released it openly if they wanted anyone to be able to get it.

  • Daniel Beecham

    NO PUBLIC BETA JUST YET??

    • Damian

      Look above comments

  • Damian

    Guys you really don’t need to wait for beta public release

    You can easily torrent a copy and install it without any problems

    • Kelvin Lieu

      currently ruining yosemite. Do you notice any differences in terms of performance? I’m thinking of upgrading right now but only if it was noticeably faster or snappier. thanks

      • Damian

        Much much better performance
        My five year old mac runs like new again

      • Kelvin Lieu

        what mac are you using?

      • Damian

        MacBook Pro 2010 with 500gb SSD and 8gb ram

      • Damian

        Not 2015 I corrected it

      • Kelvin Lieu

        thinking of updating but since its already almost a third through july, they should be releasing the public beta reaaaal soon. hm

      • Damian

        The sooner you do it the better

      • Kelvin Lieu

        why

      • Damian

        Beta has been extremely stable since day 1 and it is good to get used to the new changes. Take advantage of new features you can’t use on Yosemite

  • Mychu

    finder crashing all the time after update 🙁
    mbp retina

  • Krutik Quiran

    guys could you help? i did a complete fresh install of el capitan so i downloaded beta 1, now I’m trying to get beta 3 but app store doesn’t give me any updates for it, what should i do?

  • Pinto

    Not sure if this was in the last beta or not.. when in full screen mode for safari if you move the mouse all the way to left edge of the screen, the bookmarks/reading list side bar will slide out automatically.