Apple announced that it would be killing off Aperture and iPhoto a few months ago but it wasn’t until just recently that we were given a date. The company has updated the Aperture page on its website to warns users that the software is being removed from the Mac App Store as soon as the Photos for OS X app launches, although users who have already purchased it will still be able to download Aperture from their “Purchases” tab.
Shortly after last week’s deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches. The same notice can also be found in the app’s Mac App Store description, as noted by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Once removed from the Mac App Store, it will no longer be possible for new users to obtain the Aperture software, but those who have previously purchased Aperture will continue to be able to download it from the “Purchases” tab. Apple first announced the shuttering of both Aperture and iPhoto back in June, but the company did not specify at that time that the software would be removed from the Mac App Store entirely. Instead, it said only that there would be “no new development of Aperture” as it focused its resources on Photos for OS X.