Apple delays release of its Aperture replacement app, set for a late April release

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:03 PM EST


Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s professional-level photo editing and organization program.

The announcement didn’t come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called Photos. What many thought was going to be a replacement for only iPhoto turned out to be an all-in-one photo management and editing solution for OSX.

No hard date was given on the public release of Photos app, but Apple suggested it would see an early 2015 release. Now, it appears the timeframe for its release has been pushed back slightly further.

Noted by Apple rumor site 9to5 Mac, Apple made changes to its website last week, taking down the preview pages and all mentions of its vague release date. But despite the removal of said information, Apple CEO Tim Cook made mention of the Photos app for OSX during Tuesday’s quarterly earnings call, saying it was still on track to be completed by the end of April.

Apple updated both iPhoto and Aperture for its latest operating system, Yosemite, but that’s where development will stop for both. Once Photos drops, it’s expected users will need to migrate all iPhoto and Aperture libraries into the new app.

For those who anticipate Photos won’t be enough to get the job done, Adobe has been hard at work making sure Aperture users can seamlessly transition into Adobe’s own photo editing and management program, Lightroom.

(via Mashable)