Apple has released OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to the public availability. The new release follows on from five developer facing beta seeds, marks the second public update to El capitan since the stock version of Apple’s desktop operating system was iterated back in September. In testing since late October. This OS X follows the October 21 release of OS X 10.11.1, an update that introduced Office 2016 bug fixes and new emoji, among other improvement, allowing Apple plenty of time to collate bug reports and invest internal recources to fix as many reported issues as possible before maing this final push to the public.
The OS X 10.11.2 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism via OTA or directly from in the Mac App Store. It is currently rolling out to all users who are running OS X El Capitan and should be available soon.
Apple is said to be working internally on developing the next major generation of OS X, which will surely be previewed in one from or another during the next year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2016) in June. While the majority of the betas that were issued as part of the OS X 10.11.2 roadmap appeared to only contain nothing more than under-the-hood improvement and bug fixes that were designed to improve the overall reliability and performance of El Capitan for those using and running on.
Apple’s accompanying release notes echo that thought:
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
-Improves Wi-Fi reliability
-Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
-Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
-Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
-Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
-Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos
OS X El Capitan has only been available to download via Mac App Store for two months, but it has already received multiple updates to address bugs and other issues. Where Apple will undoubtedly continue to seed regualr updates to El Capitan to keep it running smoothly until the next major OS update, expected in late 2016.
For those who are un-aware about this release, the above changelog also confirms that rather than attempting to bundle in a range of new functionality, Apple has instead been keen to improve key areas of the platform that should provide an enhanced user experience. Changes to Wi-Fi reliability, the all-new Handoff feature between OS X and iOS and AirDrop confirm that commitment.
Mac users already have a version of OS X El Capitan installed are now able to get up and running with the latest version of the platform by visting the Software Update mechanism within the Mac App Store.