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OS X El Capitan Release Date & Time: 5 Things to Know Now



The OS X El Capitan release date is confirmed for the middle of this week, and in just a few days you can download the latest upgrade to your Mac and start using new features.

With this in mind, we want to share the most important things you need to know about the OS X El Capitan release date for Mac.

Apple announced OS X 10.11 at WWDC 2015 in June, and since that time developers and users have been testing the new software to see how the new features perform.

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Now that we know the OS X El Capitan release date, we have an important set of information that Mac owners need to know about the upgrade from what’s and how to prepare to when you can expect to start the OS X 10.11 download on your Mac.

Read: 5 Reasons Not to Install OS X El Capitan

The new OS X El Capitan release is a free upgrade that you can download direct to your MacBook and upgrade from home. You don’t need to buy a download or wait for a disk.

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Here are the details you need to know about the OS X El Capitan update including what’s new and if your Mac will run the update. OS X El Capitan is a free update that will be available in the App Store as a download. We have not heard about plans for a release on a DVD or USB drive yet.

OS X El Capitan Release Date Details

OS X El Capitan Release Date Details

The OS X El Capitan release date is September 30th. Apple announced this at the iPhone 6s event at the start of the month.

We did not see new Macs at this event, but some of the new iOS 9 features will only work across all of your devices once you upgrade, which is one reason that Apple is delivering the OS X El Capitan so close to the new iPhones this year.

Apple released the OS X El Capitan GM at the event after a lot of testing during the summer by regular users and developers.




  1. Kathy Miller

    09/28/2015 at 4:44 pm

    Can I update to El Capitan? Have 2009 iMac…just upgrade to 8 rams of memory.

    • Christian Rowell

      09/28/2015 at 5:04 pm

      Yes you are able to update!

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