OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 5 Released

Apple has just released OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 5 to testers, and is immediately available to download. The update is available to those enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program.

OS X El Capitan Public Beta

The update arrives just two weeks after Public Beta 4 was released, and comes packed with bug fixes and performance enhancements. Those enrolled in Apple's Beta Software Program can grab the update right away from the Mac App Store under the Updates tab.

It's highly likely that today's release comes loaded with the same patches and changes which Apple implemented in the sixth developer beta of OS X El Capitan, so users shouldn't be too surprised to see little to no changes at all in this Public Beta build.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan final build is set for release later this year, and will likely arrive with iOS 9 and Cupertino's brand new handsets in the form of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Furthermore, if a recent leak is to be believed, then it's highly possible that Apple will also release a 4K 21.5-inch iMac to compliment the El Capitan OS.

OS X 10.11 is more like a power user update from the Cupertino giant, and comes loaded with features that are bound to enhance the overall experience of the user. It builds on top of the solid foundation of OS X Yosemite, but refines it even further with great features such as full-screen multitasking, an improved Safari browser with pinned tabs and more.

Apple has implemented new technologies in OS X El Capitan that will further enhance how developers create apps for the platform, by giving them raw access to the underlying Mac hardware. We're of course, talking about Metal here, a technology that made its debut on iOS, giving games direct access to the underlying iPhone or iPad hardware, which in returns boosts the overall performance, but that very same feature is now available for apps as well, and that too on a desktop level.

Speaking of iOS 9, Apple's next-gen mobile operating system is also currently in beta and is expected to be rolled out this fall, as we mentioned before.

The Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan is available to everyone to download and test out, and if you haven't taken Apple's next-gen desktop OS for a spin, then be sure to check out: Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta – How To.

We highly recommend those running OS X El Capitan Public Beta 4 to update right away.

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