Apple releases fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers [u]

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Apple on Monday issued the fifth OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this fall.

Today's El Capitan beta version, build 15A235d, comes less than one week after Apple seeded its last round of prerelease software for developer assessment, a round that included iOS 9 and watchOS 2 builds.

Today's beta 5 build carries over the same areas of focus from Apple's previous beta version as well as known issues with Photos, Apple ID and Language localization and formatting. Many problems can be traced back to iCloud syncing, likely due to incomplete or incompatible backend assets also in testing.

Developers can access the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan build by updating through the Mac App Store or downloading from Apple's developer website.

Update: This article has been updated with information from OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 5 release notes.