First OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Public Beta Download Released

Just a days after releasing the beta 1 of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan download links to developers and a week and half before its final release to the public on September 30, Apple today seeded the first OS X El Capitan beta to public beta testers, which is available through the Software Update mechanism inthe Mac App Store.

The OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta 1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head. The emoji are also included in iOS 9.1, which is also in testing.

Apart new emoji, there are no other outward-facing changes discovered, suggesting OS X 10.11.1 is a major update that will bring bug fixes and performance enhancements. However, the beta offers stability, compatibility and security improvements, as per the Apple’s release notes. To test this beta on your Mac machine, you will need to head to page and sign in with your Apple ID to grab a unique download code that you can then redeem in Mac App Store to boot the beta software on your system.