Apple has just released OS X El Capitan beta 8 to those registered with Apple Developer Program and public beta 6 for in Apple’s Beta Software.
The new release comes only ten days before Apple’s September 9th media event where it is likely to release GM version of OS X 10.11 before its public launch later that month, and about eleven days after Apple seeded developer beta 7 and public beta 5 to testers.
OTA Update: Already installed and running older version of El Capitan? launch Mac App Store > Updates tab to get the latest beta 8/public beta 6. You can make a clean-install of it in dual-boot configuration with your existing Yosemite setup. How to guide will follow just in minutes with instructions.
Todya’s update, build 15A279b, is available through the software update mechanism in the oft-mentioned Mac App Store and Apple Developer Program. It is not clear if this update will add any outward-facing changes to El Capitan, as several prior betas have focused on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes to optimize the OS ahead of its public release. Nevertheless, beta 7 did add some minor cosmic updates to El Capitan.
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. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan make a number of apps and processes on the Mac faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.
Coming in September, there will a mayriad Apple will be throwing, including the highly anticipated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and Apple TV 4.