The trial version of Aperture has been withdrawn by Apple. Does this herald the launch of Aperture 4 or the demise of Aperture all together?
I don't think for one moment that Aperture will be killed off and various (usually) reliable sources say that Aperture 4 isn't far off. My main concern is that A3 is very slow with the 24mp files from my Nex 7. Compared to LR4, which I'm trialling, it's like a carthorse compared to a thoroughbred. But I like it for all sorts of other reasons and am hoping that a newer version will have a speed bump. iPhoto certainly speeded up in its latest iteration so I'm hopeful that A4 will do the same.
Other than that, I think Apple are just forcing everyone through the App Store. Everything Apple these days seems aimed at the Facebook generation which as an Apple user of some 25 years, I'm a bit narked about but that's progress, right?