It’s WWDC time and as such it’s time to take a look at the new flavor of OS X. Today Apple announced OS X El Capitan. The next version of OS X is focusing on two areas with those being experience and performance.
During the WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi went through the various changes in the update showing us a totally overhauled and revamped Safari browser. You can pin tabs and find out which tab is playing audio. Federighi also showed an improved Spotlight; something that now responds to queries in natural language. There are now more gestures coming to the OS and Apple seems to have eliminated a start up pain for some users when they first attempt to find their mouse cursor. The Mission Control Interface has been updated and El Capitan will come with a split window view.
On the performance side of things, Apple has improved the speed in El Capitan with apps loading 1.4 times faster and faster loading of PDFs in Preview. First introduced in iOS last year, Metal is coming to El Capitan. It replaces OpenGL for rendering graphics and could bring up to 40 percent better rendering efficiency.
Like Yosemite, El Capitan will be available to developers right away. Developers will have access to the new OS update starting today and general consumers will be able to beta test the update starting next month. The final product will be available to consumers starting in the Fall.
Last Updated on November 27, 2018.