Software updates typically introduce new features, bug fixes, and system improvements. However from time to time, an update does go awry and causes more problems than it fixes, take for example the latest OS X El Capitan update. If you haven’t updated to OS X 10.11.4, maybe you should hold off on doing so.

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According to multiple user reports, it seems that users who have updated to the latest build of El Capitan are reporting that they are experiencing system wide freezes. Oddly enough the majority of users reporting on the issue are those who own the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (early 2015) models.

These users are reporting that from time to time, their system suddenly becomes totally unresponsive and that a hard reboot is necessary in order to get things up and running again. While the problem does seem to come mostly from the 13-inch MacBook Pro owners, other MacBook owners are reporting similar issues with their computers following the update.

Apple Support appears to have acknowledged the problem but so far there is no solution. We expect that Apple will release a newer update soon that will fix it, so in the meantime unless there’s something you absolutely need from the OS X 10.11.4 update, you should definitely hold off on updating your Mac for now.

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