Latest OS X El Capitan beta hints 4K iMac, Bluetooth remote

26 Jun 2015


The latest OS X El Capitan beta is seen to contain code that hinted Apple was working to launch a new iMac and a Bluetooth remote control.  The company had unveiled the new OS X version earlier this month during WWDC 2015 conference.

The OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2, which the company brought out earlier this week for developers, contains code that suggests the Cupertino-based tech firm might be working on a new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K (4096x2304 pixels) resolution display, reported 9to5Mac.

Currently, the company's 21.5-inch iMac models sported full-HD resolution display only, however, an upgrade to 4K display suited Apple's current lineup which included a 27-inch iMac with a 5K resolution display.

Additionally, there were references to new Intel-based graphics under the software upgrade section. The references included a new chipset called Intel Iris Pro 6200 based on Intel Broadwell architecture, was launched earlier this month. Apart from Intel, the code also mentioned four new AMD Radeon R9 GPUs - M380, M390, M395 and M395X, which were said to indicate additional iMac models or 4K iMac upgrade options.

The OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 also strongly suggested that Apple was working on a new Bluetooth-based remote control, with a file named AppleBluetoothRemote.kext found.

With this Apple has continued it theme of naming key updates to the software after California landmarks. OS X 10.11 El Capitan, named after a mountain in Yosemite national park, would be available as a free update in the autumn.

According to Apple's Craig Federighi it would be the fastest version of OS X to date, ''It's up to 1.4x faster and we've seen it twice as snappy switching between apps.''

''Users can search for documents I worked on last June and it will find all the documents created in June last year on your Mac,'' said Federighi.

OS X El Capitan takes the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite to the next level, refining the experience and improving performance in many ways.

OS X El Capitan would give even simpler, smarter ways to do the things one did most with one's Mac, like working in multiple apps at the same time, searching for information, keeping tabs on one's favorite websites, checking email, taking notes and much more.

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