OS X El Capitan

There’s more to love with every click.

More than ever, Mac is the computer people love to use. And one of the biggest reasons is OS X. It’s what makes a Mac a Mac. OS X El Capitan, named for the iconic landmark in Yosemite National Park, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of little ways that make a big difference. And it’s free to upgrade.

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Coming this fall

macOS Sierra

Say hello to Siri. And all the other new features coming to Mac.

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What’s new in OS X El Capitan?

OS X El Capitan brings lots of useful enhancements to your Mac. New ways to manage multiple windows and spaces. An even more powerful Spotlight for searching your Mac and beyond. Refinements to essential apps like Photos, Safari, Mail, and Maps. An all-new Notes app for gathering your thoughts, photos, maps, web links, and more. And faster performance across the board — from gaming to launching apps to accessing mail.

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What is OS X?

OS X is the operating system that makes it possible to do all the things you do on a Mac. It’s simple to do amazing things and delightful to do the everyday things. And it’s designed specifically to take advantage of everything your Mac is capable of. So if you use an iPhone, not only will you feel right at home on a Mac, but your Mac will work with your iPhone in ways no other computer can.

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Built-in apps.

One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X El Capitan, those apps give you new and better ways to do the things you do most. Like surfing the web, managing your email, taking notes, and editing your photos.

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How to upgrade to OS X El Capitan.

Upgrade to OS X El Capitan for new features, faster performance, and enhanced security. It’s easy and free.

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Swift 2. Now everyone can build amazing apps.

Swift is an innovative programming language with modern features that produces safe, lightning-fast applications for OS X, iOS, and watchOS. Its enthusiastic adoption by developers has meant more and better apps for you — on any Apple device you use.

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