FWIW I'm getting the crashes and beachballs with a late 2013 Retina MBP 13". It seems like it's tied to certain web content - I haven't had trouble with Youtube videos as others have, but certain news sites (especially the ones that have kind of terrible layout and a lot of annoying ad pop-ups and kind of generally click-bait construction) seem to trigger it more than anything else. In fact I don't think it's ever happened outside of that - none of the sites I routinely use, none of my business applications, Facebook, etc - none of them seem to cause the problem.From my own observations it looks like this particular issue is affecting the latest Broadwell processors. The new macbook pro 13'' 2015 and the macbook air 2015 uses it. I haven't heard anyone being affected on the new macbook retina that also uses Broadwell, so the problem must be a combination of multiple issues with drivers and graphics. (looking at you Intel Iris 6100)
Interesting, they suggested that my iMac would likely just need a new logic board as well. Let us know if they actually fixed the issue with this.Just got back my late 2015 iMac Retina 5K from my local support. I had wiped out the machine and I had specifically asked to revert to a previous version of OS X. They brought it back with the same version of El Capitan, 10.11.4, and they have replaced the logic board, so basically I'm waiting for it to freeze any time. Not a great way to live and work.
If it's a hardware issue how is that after downgrading to 10.11.3 I haven't experienced any problems? The only way for them to fix this with from a hardware perspective is to change the logic board to a non-Broadwell one.Interesting, they suggested that my iMac would likely just need a new logic board as well. Let us know if they actually fixed the issue with this.
I had no problem with my MacBook Air since I bought it in May 2015. I used it since Yosemite (10.10.2) up to El Capitan (10.11.3) and NEVER experienced any problem. Suddenly with 10.11.4 the computer starts freezing unexpectedly. I downgraded to 10.11.3 from a TM backup, and here I am, enjoying my Mac without any more freezing issues. I think that Apple doesn't exactly know what's happening so they're denying the issue, because it wouldn't look very good to admit it. They can't just don't know about it at this point.I brought my iMac back to the Apple store. They claim to have no issues with any of the computers there freezing wit 10.11.4, and no customers with the issue. I have spoken to two genius bar people about this, same answer. Anyways, they are doing the long diagnostic test that take a few days. He mentioned that, anytime there is a software upgrade, anyone who has issues blames the software upgrade, so it's more correlation than causation. I understand this is usually the case, but not true here. How many people have fixed this issue completely by going back to 10.11.3?
I agree it's bizarre. However, to say that I can fix this myself is not quite accurate. Correct me if I am wrong, but without a Time Machine backup, there is no way to get a secure version of 10.11.3.So they would rather replace the logic board than downgrade to 10.11.3?
So in the absence of a product recall, perhaps a class action law suit might make them fix it instead.
That's if it is a hardware problem.
But is isn't.
Downgrading to 10.11.3 fixes it which makes it a software problem. You don't need apple to fix it this way. You can do it yourself. And no new logic board needed.
Apple need to admit it is a software problem and issue a fix via supplemental update to 10.11.4 so that we don't have to wait for 10.11.5.
Rather than "correct" you I would offer some advice.Correct me if I am wrong, but without a Time Machine backup, there is no way to get a secure version of 10.11.3.
No. Definitely not. This is never the purpose of a beta. The purpose is to help apple fix bugs and develop your own apps for new unreleased versions to get them ready in time. It would be far better if apple release a supplemental update to 10.11.4 rather than make people wait for 10.11.5 - or be tempted to install a beta as a potential fix.It is worth to try install beta release? Is it enough stable for normal work?
You are correct. If you did not previously save the older installer, there is no secure way to get one now.I agree it's bizarre. However, to say that I can fix this myself is not quite accurate. Correct me if I am wrong, but without a Time Machine backup, there is no way to get a secure version of 10.11.3.
At last. Much better than the answer I got.