During a demonstration of the new iPhones’ 3D Touch capability at Apple’s event earlier this morning, a demo email message revealed El Capitan‘s shipping date. The new OS X update for Macs will be releasing on the 30th of September 2015. Curiously, the email even ends with a PS saying “Apple Confidential and Super Secret.” Right.
While El Capitan is more of an incremental update to Yosemite, it is focused on two key things: performance and experience. The latter focuses on making native Apple applications better (such as the ability to finally pin tabs on Safari), while performance is all about making El Capitan faster than its predecessor. Apple claims that El Capitan is 1.4x faster when launching apps and 2x faster when switching between them, among other things.
For those who are always multitasking, El Capitan now features something called Split View. This basically makes it easier to have two apps work side by side. Other than that, the introduction of natural language in Spotlight makes it that much simpler to look for items. Users can search for something like “the document that I’ve been working on last night” and the relevant results would come up.
Perhaps the best part of OS X El Capitan is the fact that it will be made available to all Macs for free. It should be available to download on the 30th of September 2015.
(Source: The Verge)