“Apple recently asked the engineering team behind its Aperture photo editing and management software to leave, Think Secret has learned. The move, which resulted in the departure of several engineers while others were transferred to different projects inside Apple, raises questions about the future of Aperture, Apple’s most heavily criticized and bug-ridden software release in recent years,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret. “Sources familiar with Apple’s professional software strategy said they were not surprised by the move, describing Aperture’s development as a ‘mess’ and the worst they had witnessed at Apple.”
Katz reports, “The application’s problems are said to be so extensive that any version 2.0 would require major portions of code to be entirely rewritten. With that in mind, the bell may not yet be tolling for Aperture; an entirely new engineering team could salvage the software and bring it up to Apple’s usual standards.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple has very high standards. Aperture is in many ways a remarkable application. Hopefully, whatever’s going on with the application can be ironed out. Obviously, something’s going on if Apple felt the need with Aperture 1.1 Update to drop the price by $200 and give early adopters a $200 coupon. Any comments from photogs using Aperture 1.1 would be greatly appreciated.
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