Apple has killed further development of Aperture and iPhoto. Both programs will be replaced by the built-in Photos app that is coming to OS X next year.
I know a lot of readers will but saddened by this. I frequently get questions asking about when the next iteration of Aperture is coming.
Here’s the statement from Apple on the matter:
With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture. When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.
What do you think about the loss of Aperture in the market? Will the new Photos application be enough to keep you on Apple’s platform?