Buy Aperture 3 or wait?

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  1. Kenaudio, May 7, 2012
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    Kenaudio macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I hope my thread is correct in this forum.
    I am about to buy Aperture 3 but I heard it through the grape-apple-wine that there might be version 4 coming really soon.
    What do you think about this rumor?

    Hot
    Weak
    Either
    ?

    Thanks in advance and cheers from sunny evening Hamburg!!
    KA
     
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I hope that link is solid.

    It's been over two years. Aperture 4 should be close if historic refresh cycles remain similar
     
  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I've been considering buying aperture 3 now for awhile but I figured I would hold out until apple updates it. I am still considering though going to Lightroom 4 since I might be making the switch to CS6 for editing.
     
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  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Note quite. It's taking pre-orders and has an ISBN number which must be applied for so it's a bit more than just a placeholder IMO .
     
  6. talmy macrumors 601

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    Different publisher and publication date on Amazon.com. And you can't preorder it there.

    Link to Amazon.com
     
  7. toften macrumors newbie

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    Just buy it in the AppStore, then an upgrade to 4 (whenever it comes) will be free.
     
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure about this?
     
  9. Kenaudio thread starter macrumors member

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    Toften...

    I'd like to ask the same...:)...
    Are you sure about it and where do you know that from?

    Cheers,
    KA
     
  10. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's not true. Expect the update price to be around $79, i.e., no discount for future versions. An exception would be if A4 is released with 2-4 weeks of purchase.

    Strictly speaking A4 is well overdue, assuming that updates should be expected within 2 years of each version. Apple is secretive, perhaps too secretive so we don't know what the future is for this product since apple's focus is on consumer stuff, no the Pro market. If you have been waiting for a MacPro update after two years then you know the frustration - which wouldn't be too bad if the prices dropped as their costs go down ($2,500 for a base MP with only 3gb of ram, and $375 to upgrade that ram to 8gb which costs about $50 everywhere else).

    Anyway, the lack of information, not so much when but to some degree, if, there is an upgrade is forcing some of use to move over or seriously consider Lightroom 4 for only $149 (of $99 if purchased with CS6 upgrade). Adobe will upgrade their products like clockwork.

    I am a A3 user and tired of not knowing if apple will support or try to be competitive. As such I will likely move over to LR4 in the near future. I'm tired of not knowing if there will be a next update. Of course their is a learning curve but there is also comfort in knowing that the product tries to stay on the cutting edge and the company is dedicated to photographers at all levels.
     
  11. Kenaudio thread starter macrumors member

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  12. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy Aperture 3, I bought it and its an excellent product. It is nice and user friendly and almost anyone can figure out how to use it. You won't be disappointed if you decide to pull the trigger on this one.
     

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