From Apple’s Aperture webpage:
When Photos for OS X is available this spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store.
Obviously Aperture will continue to work as it does today, but I doubt Apple will spend much time making sure it continues to work with subsequent updates to OS X.
But from what I’ve heard, Adobe Lightroom has been ahead of Aperture for the past few years. I’ve never used Aperture or Lightroom personally, but if Apple’s upcoming Photos app doesn’t seem like your cup of tea or you’re looking for something a little bit more powerful, I’d suggest giving Lightroom a try.
(Via Cult of Mac.)