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Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.3

The latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system is out

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This past week has been a busy one for Apple. Not only did they release a new version of iOS 9 – iOS 9.2.1 – but they also released a new version of OS X El Capitan. Version 10.11.3 is now readily available for download from the Mac App Store, and can be installed by all El Capitan users as of this writing.

During the beta testing period, no notable defects were identified. The update, which is largely a bug fix and stability release, doesn’t contain anything of note according to Apple’s release notes on the operating system. According to them,

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including

Fixes an issue that may prevent some Mac computers from waking from sleep when connected to certain 4K displays.

Third-party .pkg file receipts stored in /var/db/receipts are now retained when upgrading from OS X Yosemite.

The next version of OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.4 is currently in testing. Also marked as a stability and bug fix release, OS X 10.11.4 won’t introduce any new features or functionality. The release is likely targeted for mid to late Spring 2016 and is rumored to be released along side iOS 9.3.

If you’re running OS X 10.11, you should check the Mac App Store for the update and install it at your earliest convenience. I’ve been running the update for the past few days, and it seems stable.

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