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Apple's latest OS: Here's what you need to know

Apple releases OS X upgrade

Apple's latest operating system, OS X El Capitan, came out Wednesday and the consensus among tech reviewers was largely positive.

The updated operating system allows for faster app launching and graphics, split-screen viewing and the ability to manage notes on all Apple devices via iCloud, among other features, according to the company.

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Upgrading to the new OS is a no-brainer, according to a review in The Wall Street Journal.

But The Verge says, "Virtually nobody will feel that their Mac experience has fundamentally changed, instead we'll just see it get slightly nicer."

The OS X update comes as tech users increasing rely on smartphones and tablets. With some Apple users, laptop and desktop computers end up as second fiddles to those devices.

"OS X is obviously still important to Apple's strategy — the one where the company wants to trap you so thoroughly in its ecosystem that you can never leave — but it doesn't get to lead the charge anymore," according to Ars Technica.

Overall, while El Capitan, may be a win for the tech giant, it won't be enough to move the needle on Apple's stock, said tech investor Eric Schiffer, CEO of Patriarch Equity, in an interview with CNBC.

"But I do think it will help people to retain their Macs," he said. "It will make sure that they continue to enjoy the experience, which overall long term is good for Apple, but I don't think you're going to see it immediately in the stock price."

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Microsoft recently released its new Windows 10 operating system to some acclaim, but it's not enough to convince Apple users to switch to computers running Windows, according to Schiffer.

"I think that Microsoft has done a tremendous job, a fantastic job of staying relevant. Their new operating system is really a step above, there's really no question about it. But I don't think it matters," Schiffer said.