Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update to public beta testers, just a few days after releasing the third OS X 10.11.4 beta to developers and more than two weeks after releasing OS X 10.11.3.

    The third beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who are enrolled in Apple's beta testing program. Those wishing to join the program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

    OS X 10.11.4 appears to focus largely on under-the-hood bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance optimizations with few noticeable outward-facing changes. OS X 10.11.4 offers password protected notes in the Notes app, an import function for importing Evernote notes into the Notes app, and it includes Live Photos support for the Messages app.

    Apple is likely to release OS X 10.11.4 in the spring, alongside iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers
  2. macsba macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2015
    Next to my Mac.
    Just wanted to be the first poster. Can't wait for the general release.
  3. lysingur macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2013
    The day will come when Apple decides not to make iTunes feel like a perfect metaphor of its gradual decline.
  4. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    The way this OS has rolled out everyone is a 'public beta tester.'
  5. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    I haven't had a single issue or notice a single bug on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015).

    I feel sorry for those who do, but leave me out of it. ;)
  6. unobtainium macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2011
    I've had quite a few but my usage is probably unusual. I'm using an Ethernet adapter with a switch and El Capitan constantly switches me back to Wi-Fi. Only a restart fixes it. Safari also screws up occasionally when you have multiple tabs/windows open.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2016 ---
    "an import function for importing Evernote notes into the Notes app,"

    Lol, pretty aggressive. Has anyone actually switched to the Notes app from Evernote?
  7. michelg1970 macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2011
    Gouda - The Netherlands
    Build 15E39d - just in case someone cared :)
  8. bladerunner2000 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2015
    As usual, Apple needs to do the following:
    • Get rid of root as Apple's effectively given 3rd party developers the finger
    • Put in the option to change the green button's behaviour (full screen on a large desktop screen is completely redundant)
    • Add option in keyboard commands to have cmd+x and cmd+v act as cut/paste for MOVING files in the Finder
    • Fix the way attachments are handled in Mail (christ, a 600 billion dollar company should get this right the first time)
    • Add option of folders on top in the Finder
  9. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  10. dogslobber macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Try switching on your Mac ;-)
  11. VTPete macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2009
    In 2009 I bought my first Mac and became an avid fan of Apple's hardware and software development environment. I have been recently looking at *yikes* Windows laptops and desktops for my next big purchase.

    Apple could cement me into their corner for many, many more years by implementing just one feature:


    With ever OS X update I read carefully to see if this is in the works. *sobs*

    (P.S. Not auto-raise, please.)
  12. zone23 macrumors 65832

    May 10, 2012
    I don't know the only thing they seem to be moving and working on is the new campus. Hope they get that done soon so they can focus on their software.
  13. rmeulen macrumors member


    Oct 14, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Updated my Macbook Air. For some reason the update is not shown in the App Store Updates section 'Updates installed in the last 30 days'. Bit strange but not a big deal. Next beta update will arrive in 2 weeks :)
  14. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I won't even bother to update, last one was 15E39C, it's probably a bug which will resolve a problem for the minority.

    Edit: Oops, it's the public release, I am on the Developer release
  15. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2012
    The developer beta has been re-released with this same build. This updates 15E39c for developers.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2016 ---
    15E39c was only released to developers.

    15E39d was released to both developers and public beta testers.
  16. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Yeah, I realized that shortly after writing my above reply, edited before your reply.

  17. citysnaps macrumors 65816

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    Do you really believe that Apple's software engineers, leads, managers, and directors are being sidetracked with new campus construction responsibilities?
  18. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2012
    The fact that it has been re-released to developers is not clear from the macrumors articles. I hope they update their stories soon.
  19. navaira macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    They are all working hard on making Apple Music perfect.
  20. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Well this latest beta has a bug where the time on the status bar is gone sometimes...

    whoops meant to post in the iOS thread
  21. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2004
    The green button’s behavior already contains that option and has since day one. It’s called the Option key. Hold it down while clicking the green button and you get the classic behavior.
  22. acedout macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2011
    You don't use NAS drives, do you?
  23. jjduru macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2015
    You don't really read peoples' posts in their entirety, do you? Bladerunner just mentioned that the green button's behaviour has to be changed. And you come up with apple fanbois apologies.

    The whole "keep my option button pressed for happy-endings to happen" debacle needs to ***** stop.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2016 ---
    I do use a 3rd party real NAS and I don't see any major/minor bugs happening...
  24. Nunyabinez macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    I've had issues with screen sharing. I have a Mac Pro and a Retina iMac in the same room at home. From work I can remote into the Mac Pro running 10.11.3 from my iMac running 10.11.3, but I can't get to my Retina iMac running 10.11.4. But I can remote into the Mac Pro and then remote from the Mac Pro to the Retina iMac. Of course daisy chained screen sharing leaves a lot to be desired. I'm thinking it's time to pull my last machine out of the beta program. Early features aren't really worth the bugs.
  25. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2012
    There was a problem with the 15E39c build. For that build the seed note said

    "Known issue with this build:
    Applications that dynamically update their executable after installation may encounter an invalid code signature resulting a crash on launch"

    This has been removed for the seed note for 15E39d.

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