Techcrunch, The Loop, and 9to5Mac are all reporting direct information from Apple that the Aperture and iPhotos Mac applications will no longer be developed after the new Photos app showed off at WWDC 2014 comes to the Mac early next year. Check those sites for more details. And that seems to answer the "when will Aperture get an update" question. Answer: never. The Photos app appears to include a number of Aperture-derived features however. From The Loop: “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.” Techcrunch further notes: "Apple says that it will provide compatibility updates to Aperture that allow it to run on OS X Yosemite, but will not continue to develop it. In addition, it is working with Adobe to work on a transitional workflow for users moving to Lightroom."