OS X El Capitan Beta Uncovers 4K 21.5” iMac, Bluetooth Multi-Touch Remote


A couple of days back, Apple released OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 2 to the developers and today, the folks over at 9to5Mac seem to have dug up a couple of references to future Apple products in the latest release, including a possible new 4K version of the 21.5-inch iMac and a new Bluetooth Multi-Touch Remote, most likely for the Apple TV.


The source claims that the new El Capitan beta references Mac support for a new 4096 x 2304 resolution Apple-made display panel, most likely for a refreshed version of the 21.5-inch iMac. Furthermore, the new El Capitan beta also contains references to a new Intel graphics chipset known as the Iris Pro 6200. “This new, Broadwell-integrated graphics processor launched earlier this month and would be a natural fit for powering a 4K iMac”, the source says. Also, references to four new AMD Radeon R9 processors (M380, M390, M395 and M395X) have been found in the latest OS X beta.

“Macs aside, a new file inside of El Capitan seems to confirm that Apple has been working on a new Bluetooth Remote Control. According to our scan of the file’s contents, this new piece of hardware integrates a dedicated Bluetooth wireless chip, can connect with devices via an infrared sensor, and includes a Multi-Touch trackpad with inertial scrolling support. There is also a reference to what could be Force Touch support, but we are less certain about that. The device also appears to support audio, which could indicate either playback or input for Siri”.

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The report highlights that the file doe with references to a Bluetooth Remote does not exist in earlier, public versions of OS X, nor the OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite release that is also in beta.