OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing
Apple has released the first beta version of OS X 10.11.1 to users participating in the Mac OS X Developer program. The initial pre-release build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 1 arrives as 15B17c.
It’s unclear what the specific focus of OS X 10.11.1 is at the moment (particularly given that OS X 10.11 isn’t finalized yet), but typically the smaller OS point releases focus on bug fixes, performance improvements, and support for additional small features.
Mac users who are participating in the OS X Developer program can find the OS X 10.11.1 beta through the official Developer Center website here, and the download itself will arrive through the Mac App Store.
Presumably, OS X 10.11.1 beta 1 will also be available to Mac users enrolled in the OS X Public Beta program, but at the moment it’s only available for registered developers.
As usual with running beta versions of system software, be sure to backup the Mac beforehand.
For those wondering, OS X El Capitan is not yet available to the public outside of beta versions. OS X El Capitan 10.11 is currently in Gold Master candidate stage, with OS X El Capitan 10.11 scheduled to be released to the public on September 30 as a free download.