The list of Macs that can run the OS X El Capitan beta should look familiar to anyone who's put Yosemite on their Mac. Obviously these system requirements could be subject to change, but right now the list of machines is the same.
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
El Capitan will feature a number of enhancements aimed at improving performance and efficiency. A new split screen mode makes it easier to view multiple apps at once while Mission Control lets you find open and access open apps faster than ever. Spotlight adds better natural language searching. Mail, Apps, Safari and other key apps gain enhancements, as well.
You can read all about them in our OS X El Capitan First Look.
The preview version is currently in the hands of Mac developers. Apple plans to release a public beta version for registered users of its AppleSeed program sometime in July. General release is slated for later this fall.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Track CPU temperature and thermal throttling with the open source Hot
Ever wondered whether your CPU is so hot it's being forced to run slower? This free app tells you.
HomePod mini fans in Mexico and Taiwan can now place their orders
Apple's HomePod mini is now available in two more countries, but a third will have to wait a little while longer.
Check your apps are M1-safe with this free tool from iMazing
Want to know which apps are compiled with Apple silicon in mind? Silicon will tell you and it won't cost you a penny.
The most popular Animal Crossing amiibo cards are super expensive
There are hundreds of Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which can be used to bring specific villagers into New Horizons. Here are the rarest and most expensive ones.