The future removal of Aperture from Macs has been a longtime coming, and seemingly had a countdown begin once Photos for Mac was first introduced.Now, Apple has indeed confirmed that Aperture, a suite of tools meant to tweak and edit photographs on a Mac, will be getting the boot once “Photos for OS X” launches “this Spring.” Once the new Photos app launches, which has already seen a beta release alongside the launch of OS X 10.10.3 for developers, Aperture will no longer be able to be purchased from the Mac App Store.
The same disclosure has been presented on Apple’s official app landing page for Aperture within the Mac App Store, which was originally noted by MacGeneration [translated]. Once the app has been pulled from the Mac App Store, which could be coming soon, customers will not be able to download the app from therein. However, individuals who have already purchased Aperture will be able to re-download the Mac app if they need to, as it will be listed in the “Purchased” tab within the digital storefront.
In June 2014, Apple confirmed that both iPhoto and Aperture would eventually be shutdown, but the timeframe for those closures was never divulged upon. Indeed, even as “this Spring” is a bit more specific, it still does not list an exact launch date for Photos for Mac, or Aperture’s upcoming closure.
Are you going to miss Aperture and iPhoto?