Apple Seeds 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers, Reseeds 5th Beta to Public Testers

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    Apple today released the seventh beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the sixth El Capitan beta and more than two months after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple has also re-seeded the fifth public beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers after accidentally releasing it yesterday and then pulling it.

    The update, build number 15A263e for developers and 15A262e for public beta testers, is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

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    In recent weeks, Apple has been pushing rapid updates for OS X El Capitan, all of which have focused on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes to optimize the operating system ahead of its public debut. Few design changes have been made in the most recent betas, but beta 7 includes some minor tweaks like a new Safari welcome screen, a new color for the El Capitan logo in "About This Mac," and a setting to disable the "Shake mouse pointer to locate" feature.


    OS X El Capitan is designed to improve features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on performance and user experience. A number of apps and processes on the Mac are much faster with El Capitan, and the introduction of Metal for Mac brings system-level graphics rendering that's 40 percent more efficient.

    As for user experience, El Capitan includes a new systemwide San Francisco font, a revamped Mission Control feature, a new Split View feature for using two full-screen apps at once, deeper functionality for Spotlight, and several new features for Safari, including Pinned Sites for housing frequently visited websites and a universal mute button that quiets all tabs.

    OS X 10.11 El Capitan is available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers, Reseeds 5th Beta to Public Testers
     
  2. Goldfrapp, Aug 19, 2015
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    Finally! I wonder if this beta has the new iCloud security option?
     
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    Oooops!! Downloading at this very moment!!! :D
     
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    So, the 7th Sin... Let's see, which one it is this time... ;)
     
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    Very slow download speed. Can everyone please stop their download so I can get it faster. Thanks :)
     
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    Nope. There's still plenty of time until mid-October.

    The next iOS one will be though.
     
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    So again... I ask... Does After Effects CC 2015 work in this beta or is it still broken?
     
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    With this speed

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    And it still takes me over 5 hours? must not be serious.

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    What new iCloud Security option?

    Not likely, it hasn't been two weeks since last iOS 9 beta, so likely next or two weeks from now.

    Let's hope not. DB 4-5 regressed in stability and performance for me, they still have a lot of work to do for El Cap.
     
  14. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    When everyone hits the servers at the same time, it doesn't matter how many resources they have, it will be slow.

    We're not talking about just the developers but the public beta as well.
     
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    mine keeps jumping between 4 minutes to over an hour
     
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    Yes it has.

    However. I don't think Apple has done both OS X beta and iOS beta builds on the same day in quite a while. So I would expect that IF there is a new iOS 9 beta build scheduled this week it will be tomorrow.
     
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    Why do I have to be the one person that can't download the update AGAIN...
     
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    I am really looking forward to this release. When do we anticipate that?
     
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    Yay! Still hoping for iOS 9 today, doubt it's coming though.

    Installing PB5 and DB7 now. :)
     
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    If we don't see beta 6 of iOS 9 tomorrow, that's probably it until the GM.
     
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    dev beta?
     

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