OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3 Available Now
Mac users participating in the OS X El Capitan Public Beta program will find the third beta version available to download. The new release appears to match the recent 5th developer beta of OS X 10.11, arriving as build 15A235e.
For users running a prior Public Beta of OS X 10.11, OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3 can be downloaded now through the Mac App Store Updates section, accessible from the Apple menu.
The download weighs in around 1.2GB and requires a reboot to complete installation.
Any Mac user can choose to enroll in the public beta program for OS X, which allows users to experience the new operating system before it’s widely available, and also provide direct feedback to Apple about various features and bugs in OS X 10.11. Generally, it’s recommended for most users to avoid beta software releases simply because the experience is typically less reliable than a stable version of Mac OS system software. Individuals who do want to run OS X El Capitan beta versions should back up their Mac and consider installing El Capitan onto a separate partition.
The final version of OS X El Capitan will be released to the public later in the year. While no specific release date has been announced, Apple has stated it will become available as a free download in the fall.