OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 8, Public Beta 6 Released
Apple has released OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 8 for registered developers, and Public Beta 6 for those enrolled in the company's Beta Software Program. Both are available to download immediately, and are highly recommended for anyone running any prior release of OS X El Capitan.
Apple has been rolling out El Capitan beta releases on a steady basis. With beta 8 out now for developers, and Public Beta 6 available to those enrolled in the company's Beta Software Program, it's highly likely that these will be the last two pre-release builds of Cupertino's desktop operating system.
If you're already running one of the two beta builds on your Mac, then grabbing the latest update is a piece of cake. Simply launch the Mac App Store, click on the 'Updates' tab up top, and wait for the update to show up. Click on the 'Update' button to the right to initiate the download process. Once done, you'll be required to restart your Mac to finish everything off.
Like previous pre-release builds, this one brings with it nothing new, and is solely meant to fix lingering bugs and enhance performance across the board. So if you've been tapping your feet on the ground hoping to find something new, then you be a little disappointed.
With Apple set to reveal new iPhones at its September 9th event, it's highly likely the Cupertino giant will take to the stage to announce OS X 10.11 El Capitan's final release date as well, something which we surely want to know.
And since this is likely the last beta of El Capitan, we highly advise our readers to wait for the final build to arrive and go directly for that. But if you can't hold back and want to see what Apple's new desktop operating system has in store for everyone, then you can give the Public Beta build a shot. After all, it's absolutely free, and you don't need to be an Apple developer to try it out. For more details, be sure to check out: Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta – How To.
With iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan seeing wide adoption even before its big consumer debut, thanks to the Public Beta releases, it would be interesting to see what Apple was able to achieve through its Beta Software Program, and how much polish the company was able to add on top of its very own efforts.
Guess we'll have to wait till next month to find out!