Apple Releases OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 8, Public Beta 6

Apple has just released OS X El Capitan beta 8 to those registered with Apple Developer Program and public beta 6 to those registered with Apple’s Beta Software Program.

Today’s release comes only ten days before Apple’s September 9th event where Apple will likely release GM version of OS X El Capitan before its public launch later that month, and about eleven days after Apple seeded developer beta 7 and public beta 5 to testers.

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Installation/Update instructions:

OTA: Already running older version of El Capitan? Launch Mac App Store > Updates tab to grab the latest beta 8/public beta 6 update.

Clean install: Follow the instructions here to clean-install it in dual-boot configuration with your existing Yosemite setup: Install And Dual-Boot OS X El Capitan With Yosemite On Separate Partition [Tutorial].

It remains unclear for now whether Apple has introduced any obvious new changes to the OS in this beta release. It is likely that today’s beta releases continues to focus on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes before the final public release this fall.

OS X El Capitan 10.11 will be a free upgrade for all and will work on any Mac model that is currently capable of running OS X Yosemite. Coming in September, there is a lot Apple will be throwing at us, including the highly anticipated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the Apple TV 4.

To check what’s new in OS X El Capitan in general, watch our hands-on video of OS X 10.11 here: Our Top 5 Favorite OS X El Capitan Features [Hands-On Video].

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