Apple issues supplemental El Capitan update fixing unexpected crashes in 32-bit apps


After seeding OS X El Capitan beta 3 to developers Wednesday, and less than 24 hours after it’s made the third beta available for testing to the members of the Apple Beta Software Program, the Cupertino firm has now released a small update to El Capitan beta 3 which fixes specific crashes related to 32-bit applications.

The OS X El Capitan Beta Supplemental Update fixes an issue that may cause some 32-bit apps to quit unexpectedly, as per the official release notes. The update can be deployed on Macs running developer preview or public beta of El Capitan via the Mac App Store’s Updates tab.

A separate update delivers pronunciation and clarity improvements to the Samantha voice in El Capitan.

Introduced last month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple’s annual gathering for its registered developers, OS X El Capitan is arriving this fall alongside iOS 9 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

El Capitan packs in a handful of new features and platform optimization technologies that increase the stability and reliability of Apple’s desktop operating system while increasing your security.

There are a few user-facing features in El Capitan, too, like Apple’s new San Francisco font replacing the much criticized Helvetica Neue as the new default typeface for Macs used throughout the system for menus, dialog boxes, lists and other elements of the user interface.

Other changes worth mentioning include a revamped Mission Control with the new Split Screen window mode, a more versatile Spotlight search, a better Mail with expanded gesture support, a powerful new Notes app, Apple Maps with Transit directions, iOS’s Metal framework for fast and fluid graphics and more.