Apple confirms that Aperture will be discontinued after launch of Photos for OS X

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Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, 14:45
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It’s time to move on from Aperture.

Shortly after last week’s deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches.

The same notice can also be found in the app’s Mac App Store description. Once removed from the Mac App Store, it will no longer be possible for new users to obtain the Aperture software, but those who have previously purchased Aperture will continue to be able to download it from the “Purchases” tab.


Apple first announced that it would be discontinuing Aperture and iPhoto back in June, but the company did not specify at that time that the software would be removed from the Mac App Store entirely. Instead, it said only that there would be “no new development of Aperture” as it focused its resources on Photos for OS X.

Photos for OS X will be released in the spring when the OS X 10.10.3 update is seeded to the public. Ahead of the official launch, Apple is planning to do a public beta, though a date for that is unknown.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and MacGeneration

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