“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.”
Aperture was one of the few programs for which the following things were obvious;
- Apple didn't care about it's growth.
- Apple wasn't actively developing it.
- The market had moved to other, more actively-developed and feature rich alternatives.
A thousand 'no's for every 'yes'. It had to go.