In yesterday's post on the popular Photofocus blog Scott Bourne raised his disappointment with Apple for their slow updates of Aperture. He threatens to move over to Lightroom, suggesting that it offers better image processing but also says that with half a million images in Aperture this may take some time! For those who don't know Scott he has been one of the leading advocates and trainers of Aperture use. http://photofocus.com/2012/05/29/heres-why-im-seriously-considering-a-permanent-switch-to-adobe-lightroom/ With Apple's general trend towards the larger consumer market are they deserting the creative professionals that were the foundation of the brand. Scott mentions about the slow and turbulent development of Final Cut and fears the same for Aperture. I would also add to that the slow development of Mac Pro hardware and a general dumbing down of software to be consumer friendly rather than creative tools. So to be devil's advocate, is there a future for Apple with creative professionals?