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Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.




Today's developer beta build comes over two weeks after Apple issued its most recent El Capitan version with a batch of bug fixes. The latest build is thought to contain additional performance enhancements and tweaks.

The fifth public beta build initially went out yesterday, but was quickly pulled for unknown reasons.

With a rumored iPhone event coming up in September, Apple is likely finished with major feature additions and is putting the final touches on El Capitan before public release. While not a dramatic upgrade over Yosemite, El Capitan will add niceties like Split View, enhanced Mission Control and performance improvements.

Developers can download the seventh El Capitan beta via Apple's Developer Portal or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.