If you're reading this, then I'm sure you know that Apple is releasing a new app called 'Photos'. A replacement for iPhoto and Aperture. If not, catch up.
From all accounts even in beta form it's performing better than when it comes to improving on iPhoto's sluggishness and the most necessary of features.
Reported this week in this article from the Verge, Apple have confirmed they won't be selling Aperture once Photos has been released. If that's the case why is Apple still selling it now, and selling it with a disclaimer? Yes they make some money from it, but is it worth the hassle for users to have kept purchasing it for the second half of last year and still this year to then have it eventually replaced? I'd say kill it now already.
Apple needs a blog.
Especially when Apple hasn't been forthcoming with details as to how a user of a professional app like Aperture is supposed to adapt to Photos. They've merely talked up the features they can showcase to eclipse iPhoto. What if somebody (like myself) doesn't want to move to Adobe Lightroom? Yes I'm aware of Capture One. Yes I can stay on Aperture (and I'm happy to do so for the time being [as I'd rather start a new project with a new piece of software than import all the legacy in the beginning]), but not all other photographers are of the same mindset.
Why can't we have some information about plug-ins or anything else that's forward looking? I'm told they are coming, but I haven't read anything solid. Apple did this with Final Cut Pro X and it must have been maddening for video editors to not know what was around the corner while other editors were saying 'look what we can do'! It's maddening for photographers I'm sure, if there are still any left on Aperture taking a wait and see approach.