El Capitan, The Next Version of OS X, Is Coming September 30th

By Gizmodo on at

While Apple was busy trying to make OS X redundant with a giant tablet last night, it also snuck one announcement under the radar: El Capitan, the next version of OS X, will be released to the public on September 30th.

We’ve had the chance to play with beta versions of El Cap for the last few months, so we’ve got a fairly good idea of what’s in store: a Windows-esque ability to snap programs to the side of the screen, a new and improved Safari, and underlying speed improvements that should make everything a little smoother.

Thanks to an Easter Egg hidden in Apple’s keynote speech (subsequently confirmed by the El Capitan preview page), we now know that the upgrade will be hitting on September 30th. Best of all, it will be free for OS X users with compatible machines. [Ars Technica]