Apple drops surprise El Capitan beta


Hair Force One rocking the El Capitan reveal.
Hair Force One rocking the El Capitan reveal.
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Less than a week after the release of EL Capitan beta 4, Apple has seeded a fifth beta to developers this afternoon, full of new fixes for developers.

Apple has released three of the the last four OS X El Capitan betas on a Tuesday, with the other coming on a Wednesday, so this afternoon’s release is a bit of surprise.

It appears that Apple hasn’t added any new features on this beta, but contains bug fixes and performances enhancements. It’s the first time Apple’s released two El Capitan beta within a week of each other, possibly signaling that Apple’s software developers are done adding bigger features, and are focusing on squashing bugs for the public version, available in the fall.

We’ll let you know if we find anything major once it’s on our Macs. Developers can grab the new El Capitan beta from the Apple Developer Center, or via Software Updates in the Mac App Store, if you’re on the fourth beta.


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