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Apple Seeds Beta Five of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to Public Testers (UPDATED)

Apple Seeds Beta Five of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to Public Testers (UPDATED)

UPDATE – It appears Apple may have pulled the beta update, as MacRumors reports many of its readers are no longer able to download it. We’ll keep you posted.

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to its public beta testers. The release comes two weeks after the release of beta four.

Apple Seeds Beta Five of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to Public Testers

Beta testers already enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program can install the new public beta via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store.

While Apple usually seeds a developer version of OS X betas before sending out public seeds, the company broke tradition by releasing today’s public seed with no developer seed in sight. As such, we don’t currently know what changes are present in the new beta.

It is likely that today’s beta concentrates on performance improvements and bug squashing, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything else.

The release of El Capitan is intended as a refinement of OS X Yosemite, although it also offers new features, including Split View, a tweaked Mission Control, and improved built-in apps.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently only available to registered developers and public beta testers. The new Mac operating system is scheduled for release to the public in the fall.

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