“Apple’s launch of the Mac OS X App Store appears to be an instant success,” Mark Reschke writes for TGAAP. “Apple was on center stage Thursday with their iWork apps ready for download, but one application made available today from Apple caught everyone off guard —Aperture.”
“The arrival of Aperture on the App Store isn’t a just a shot across Adobe’s bow, that doesn’t do Apple’s move justice,” Reschke writes. “What Apple did to Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom software is equivalent to hundreds of cannon rounds being fired upon a ship at point blank range.”
Reschke writes, “Apple gave Aperture a massive price cut, and it can be downloaded for only $79. Until today, a boxed copy of Aperture retailed for $199 (as of now it is still available as a physical purchase). Adobe’s Lightroom currently retails for $199 as a physically purchased product. Which software is going to dominate? An easy-to-find, $79 direct download or a physical copy of software for $199… Boxed software sounds silly already.”
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