Apple releases new public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

Apple released new public betas for all three of its major operating systems today — iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. They are likely identical or very similar to the developer betas the company released yesterday.

Members of the public who want to get an early look at the operating systems can sign up for the beta program at Apple’s website.

The new iOS 9 beta arrives just a couple of weeks after the last public beta. The last beta introduced the new News app to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Other features in the new OS include a rebuilt Notes app and split-screen dual-app multitasking features for the iPad.

The new OS X 10.11 El Capitan developer beta delivers bug fixes and stability enhancements to developers. El Capitan, which was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, will bring split-screen functionality and refined search to Apple laptops and desktop computers, among other things. See our hands-on of El Capitan here.

Apple opened the first beta versions of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 to the public earlier this month.