Apple announces Mac OS X El Capitan at WWDC 2015

Apple announces Mac OS X El Capitan at WWDC 2015

Apple has announced Mac OS X El Capitan at the ongoing WWDC 2015 as the successor to the last year released OS X Yosemite. The new Mac OS version has several improvements and new features to give an advanced computing experience.

Mac OS (10.11) X El Capitan is claimed to be the “more powerful than ever” Mac OS with up to 1.4 times faster app launch, two times faster app switching, two times faster display of first Mail messages and four times faster opening of PDF in Preview. There is gesture support to let users easily do quick actions. For instance, users now just need to swipe in Mail to delete a message. This works just as the gesture support on iOS or even Android.

Apart from the gesture support, the new Mac OS has Spotlight and Split View as the two major upgrades. The improved Spotlight makes it easy for users to search online. The feature provides results from many new avenues including weather updates and sports scores.

Split View, on the other hand, is a brand new feature that works just as Split Screen on some previous Android versions and Snap View on Windows 8.1. This new feature is designed to improve multitasking by automatically positioning two apps side by side.

Mac OS X El Capitan Split View

Mac OS X El Capitan with Split View

Mac OS X El Capitan additionally includes Metal graphics rendering engine that has been developed to improve graphics on Mac devices. Apple claims that with the new engine, Mac OS is now cable of rendering up to 50 percent faster performance.

Adobe is one of the initial partners that already started working on Metal engine to Creative Suite apps. Apple also revealed that game developers such as 2K, Unity and Epic Games have been working on Metal to improve their existing and new collections.

Besides, the new Mac version has an updated Safari and an improved Mail. The former brings Pinned Sites feature to offer an improved web browsing experience, while the latter has an enhanced full-screen view to give more space for writing new emails.

Mac OS X El Capitan will be available as a developer beta today and will be available as a public beta this summer. Moreover, the final version of OS X El Capitan will be available to existing Mac OS devices as a free update this fall.

Overall, Mac OS X El Capitan seems to be a strong competitor against Microsoft’s Windows 10 that will be available for download next month.

Categories: Computers, WWDC 2015