During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X. Apple broke the news to Jim Dalrymple of The Loop.
“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 X.”
The new Photos app will give users a more seamless experience on Apple devices, allowing them to edit and search for their photo libraries on any Apple device.
Dalrymple reports that Apple stressed that development on other pro apps, like Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro will continue.
Apple also told TechCrunch that it will provide compatibility updates to Aperture, allowing it to run on OS X Yosemite. However, further support will not exist after that. Apple is also working with Adobe to work on a transitionary workflow for users moving to Lightroom.