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Apple Discontinues Aperture

Posted by JenThorpe at 12:27 AM on June 30, 2014

Aperture appApple has announced that it is ceasing development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps. Instead, Apple will be replacing them with its new Photos app (that was announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference).

Jim Dalrymple, at The Loop was given the following statement from Apple:

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.

The Aperture Blog notes that Apple has said they will provide an update so that Aperture will still work with OS X Yosemite. This will give Aperture users some time to make a decision about where to move their photos to.

One Comment

  1. From Bill Conrasd at 10:07 am on June 30, 2014

    Apple makes solid hardware that feels good. I have been a PC user for 25 years but last year I bought a MACBook Pro and last week a iMac but it seems that there is a fairly steep learning curve to Apples software (and systems) and I am constantly trying to learn updated software. Fortune Magazine had a good article about the complexity of Apple software in the their June 16 edition.