Download: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Final Released
OS X 10.11 El Capitan final has been released by Apple and is now available to download immediately from the Mac App Store.
Cupertino's Next-Gen Desktop OS Is Finally Here
At its big 'Hey Siri' event, Apple slipped in a silent hint in one of its keynote slides that the big El Capitan update will be pushed out to users on the 30th of September. Later on, the company put up a banner on its consumer facing site that 30th is indeed the date when users will be able to download the next-gen desktop operating system. Staying true to its word, Apple has released the final build of OS X El Capitan to consumers and is now available to download immediately directly from the Mac App Store.
If you want to jump right into the action, simply launch the Mac App Store on your Mac, and click on the 'Updates' tab up top. Wait for the page to refresh, and in a few seconds, or minutes, depending on your Internet connection, the OS X El Capitan update will show right up. Hit the 'Update' button on the right hand side to begin the download process. Remember, El Capitan spans a few gigabytes in size so make sure you exercise patience before you download it onto your Mac. We suggest that you leave your Internet connection idle so that you give the download maximum bandwidth as possible, just to be on the safe side of the fence.
OS X El Capitan is an evolutionary upgrade which builds on top of the solid foundations of Yosemite, which was released last year. Apple this time around is focussing more on power user features rather than tossing in all its cards to bring a feature rich update to the masses.
El Capitan is an absolutely free upgrade for all Mac users and we highly recommend that you go ahead with the installation process if you're sitting on an older version of OS X. But before you go ahead with the download process, be sure that your Mac is all set and ready to embrace the latest desktop OS from the Cupertino giant.
If you want to install OS X El Capitan from the ground up (read: fresh install) then we highly suggest that you wait a while and follow our detailed guide on how you can do just that, in which we'll show you how to create a bootable El Capitan USB flash drive and use that to install OS X 10.11 onto your Mac.
You can download OS X El Capitan from the Mac App Store by heading over to this link.
Update: our tutorials are now live and you can follow them below: