“This is a death we should have seen coming,” Bambi Brannan writes for Mac360. “It’s a sign of the cloud-based times in which we live that Apple pulled the plug on iPhoto and Aperture.”
“Apple hinted at what was to come during June’s WWDC keynote presentation with a brief mention of a new app coming in early 2015. It’s called simply Photos, which ties all your Apple devices together,” Brannan writes. “Aperture was the near-professional level photo management app. iPhoto was for the Mac masses to manage photos, yet iPhoto for iPhone and iPad were scarcely used by the iMasses. What did we use instead? Photos on the iPhone, occasionally synchronized to the Mac, while PhotoStream came along for the ride.”
“With iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive, Apple needed to remove the past to make way for the future. Out with the old. In with the new,” Brannan writes. “Why is Apple making these changes? iCloud. Or, rather, iCloud Drive. What Mac, iPhone, and iPad users want more than management and enhancement tools is simple. Access to every photo and video on every device. That lofty goal is accomplished with lower pricing and more storage with iCloud Drive.”
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