Apple Ceasing Development of Aperture
I must say this came as somewhat of a surprise, Apple has announced they will no longer continue development of their professional Aperture. In a statement provided to The Loop Apple said:
“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,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.”
Instead Apple will focus on production of the Photos app for Mac that it introduced during the Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
Almost as soon as the information was made public that Apple would stop working on Aperture, Adobe started marketing their Creative Cloud for Photographers bundle that allows people to get a subscription to Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99 a month.