Confirmed by Apple. Those who are on Yosemite will be able to download OS X El Capitan final tomorrow for free of charge directly from the Mac App Store.
Apple has now issued an official press release to remind Mac users all that the next-generation of OS X El Capitan will ship tomorrow, September 30, and be available via the official channel, which was actually made at an event after initially announcing OS X 10.11 El Capitan release date on Sep. 9th.
The greatest and latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system offering an entirely free-of-charge update via the Mac App Store. The public release of final OS X 10.11 comes after a fairly substantial beta testing program that was not only afforded to developers, but nevertheless also offered to the general public who opted to register for the Public Beta Program.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, discusses the successes of that program as part of Apple’s announcement today:
People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X. El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.
The transition from Yosemite to OS X El Capitan represents more of an evolutionary step forward rather than an update that brings sweeping changes across the board. Apple has effortelessly concentrated it’s engineering works on stabilizing the platform and makinbg significant performance improvements that should offer an aftermarket enhanced user-experience across the wide range of supported Mac hardware.
Finally, the Apple CEO has to yet put a time on when the switch will be flicked, but rest assured, El Capitan will be with us in its official form at some point today.