What’s rolling here? The Mac maker Apple has just released the final consumer edition of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 with a surprise to users out there. The update is the first one since version 10.11 debut late last month. Preceded by quite a few pre-release versions, the final release of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan is available as an update to all users running version 10.11 starting right now.
Given that this OS X 10.11.1 is a minor performance update that focuses on fixing bugs found in the first version of El Capitan. Apple had been testing 10.11.1 for sometime now, with the first beta having come out in mid-September – much before 10.11 was released to public. Pushed out three more betas making it with beta 4 being released just last week. Where El Capitan 10.11 was focused on bringing in more power-user features to the platform, the 10.11.1 has been poised to clean up any left bugs and performance issues on Macs.
The 10.11.1 update should now fix those issues as has been outlined by Apple in the update’s release notes. It improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, addressing ongoing crashing issues that Office 2016 users have run into, which has been randomly crashing for many users on the initial release of El Capitan. There are also two fixes for Mail issues.
– Improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan
– Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016
– Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail
– Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail
– Resolves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly
– Improves VoiceOver reliability
– Adds over 150 new emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support
Moreover Apple has also addressed issues with some of the stock apps, such as Mail, and even the VoiceOver function. Individuals of you for whom messaging and written communication is at the heart of any deal, Apple is introducing some 150 new emoji cahracters to give life to your emails and messages. OS X 10.11.1 also introduces support for Unicode 7 and 8, and adding emojis that include taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, hot dog, popcorn, and unicorn head. These emoji are also included in iOS 9.1.
The OS X 10.11.1 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and it is available to all users who are running OS X El Capitan.