Any Apple PMA activity expected?

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  1. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone heard anything about Apple activity at PMA? I don't recall they're having done much at the show in the past in terms of upgrades, etc. http://www.pmai.org/index.cfm/ci_id/33573.htm Apple is not surprisingly present with a booth (location: X128 - which I'm sure means something in conjunction with a map) Anyone expecting anything in particular from Apple to coincide with the show?
     
  2. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    iSLR :)

    An Aperture seems appropriate. But who knows. How about those upgraded MBP's too. Right.
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Aperture 2.0!! Nikon D3/D300 folks deserve it -- heck, we all do!
     
  4. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Amen BROTHER! Aperture 2.0 is what Apple needs to give us.
     
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  6. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    While an update to Aperture would be great I am just interested in Apple providing the means to convert my NEFs for my D3 and D300 -- and that is actually done in the overall OS rather than in iPhoto or Aperture themselves. Next software update for Leopard should be coming along soon, eh?
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Why, I'd prefer they only change the number to the right of the decimal point. Typically those upgrades are free while you have to pay to numbers on the left.

    Apple can put whatever new features they have into Aperture and they can decide to update either number.
    What features to go in and what number to nrement are independent decisions.

    I think the decision of which number to increment is a business decision not a technical one. I think right now Apple is seeing some competition and would not ask for money right now. I'm betting on a point upgrade because of Apple's concern not to push customers over to Lightroom.
     
  8. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Here's a quote from Apple's Joe Schorr:

    "As I'm sure many of you know, it's not Apple's policy to provide a public "ETA" on future releases, so I can't post anything like a timetable for when support for the newest RAW camera formats will become available.

    But I can tell you this. We at Apple are ACUTELY aware of the pressing need to get support for the newest round of camera into your hands as soon as possible. This is a top priority. We have members of our own team using these cameras, so you can imagine how interested we are in seeing this support integrated into the Mac OS and our photo applications!

    We fully intent to give our customers what they need in this regard.

    Thanks!

    Joe Schorr
    Sr. Product Line Manager, Photo Applications
    Apple"
     
  9. law guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apertureprofessional.com (AUPN) has more on this:

    We'd be a bit remiss, as the group representing Aperture photographers if we didn't weigh in on the current round of conversation about raw file support in Aperture 1.5.6. Anyone who has a Nikon D3 or D300 or Canon 1Ds Mark III knows what we're talking about. Many photographers are miffed at Apple's silent treatment about raw support in the program.

    Here are our thoughts: first of all, we've seen a lot of "Apple's not listening" comment. As someone who has worked with Apple for more than twenty years, I am keenly aware that Apple listens to everything. If you think the comments aren't getting heard, they are.

    In fact, we talked to Apple yesterday (1/22/08) about this, and about the threads on the blogs, and we've just gotten this official reaction from Joe Schorr at Apple, and were asked to pass it along.

    Read the rest at: http://www.apertureprofessional.com/showthread.php?t=10911
     
  10. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    That's all fine but listening isn't solving the problem. Just release the necessary update already.
     
  11. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Apple might have been timing it to the release of the new Canon/Nikon consumer cameras (I just posted three new Canon threads).

    It would be hard to release support for a new XSi camera if it didn't exist until today.
     
  12. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    If this site is to be trusted it looks like the 10.5.2 update adds D3 & D300 RAW support to the OS:

    http://www.hardmac.com/news/2008-01-24/#7656

     

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