Apple releases third developer preview of OS X El Capitan

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Apple has pushed out the third preview of the upcoming OS X 10.11, marketed under the name “El Capitan,” to developers today. The previous build was released on June 23rd, putting this release at just over the standard of two weeks between seeds.

Previously it was reported that Apple would make El Capitan available to its retail employees to test.

As new features and changes are discovered in this beta build, we’ll keep this post updated with a running list of additions. Last month, we broke down some of the features in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan and noted some improvements Apple could make to the functionality of the features before launch later this year.

What’s New:

  • Several bug fixes have been made to existing features
  • Dragging a window out of the top bar in Mission Control now allows you to move it back to the desktop as a separate window
  • The Photos app now has automatic albums for selfies and screenshots
  • Calendar has a new splash screen (see below)

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  1. mahmudf2014 - 8 years ago

    I wonder what happened to third beta of iOS9… Eddy Cue said it would be released this week but there isn’t an update so far…

  2. Whats about Xcode 6.4 in this beta?

    • Ross Kinard - 8 years ago

      El Capitan only supports Xcode 7…it’s in the release notes:

      • Xcode versions prior to 7 are not supported on OS X El Capitan Beta 3.

  3. Manu Phennic - 8 years ago

    Did the Photos app have the “Selfies” category before? never noticed might be new

  4. Yannik Zimmermann - 8 years ago

    Is Xcode 6.4 working again in this beta?

  5. 21ice92 - 8 years ago

    Chrome in incognito mode is back to its original color to dark blue rather than a completely saturated light blue.

  6. Justin Keller - 8 years ago

    Anybody else notice when you mac goes to sleep, it turns off USB, and my iPhone does not charge anymore? This started when I upgraded to the El Capitan beta.

  7. Marcelo Cecin - 8 years ago

    my update stuck at 108MB