OS X El Capitan Available as a Free Download on September 30th

Submitted by lalit on September 30, 2015 - 12:32am.

After announcing record 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales on the launch weekend yesterday, Apple today announced that their next generation desktop operating system OS X El Capitan will be available on Wednesday, September 30 as a free update for Mac users. According to Apple, El Capitan builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design of OS X Yosemite, refining the Mac experience with updates to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and performance improvements to make everyday activities — like launching and switching apps, opening PDFs and accessing email — faster and more responsive.

“People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.”

The new OS X El Capitan will be available on September 30th on Mac App Store as a free upgrade for Mac users. El Capitan supports all Macs introduced in 2009 and later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008.