Aperture SDK Updated to 3.4
This should help silence the naysayers…
Aperture’s SDK (Software Development Kit), which are the guidelines and tools that developers need to create plugins for Aperture, was recently updated (2013-06-05) to version 3.4. The update is very minor, but exceptionally signficant. Here’s what the developer page has to say about it.
The Aperture 3.4 SDK provides the same functionality as the Aperture 2.1 SDK, but in addition, provides templates and samples that build with Xcode 4.4 and later, and on either OS X 10.7.5 or 10.8.3 and later.
Why is this significant?
Because this hasn’t been updated since Aperture 2.1.
And what does that mean to us?
That Apple is priming the pump. Feeding the horses. Gassing up the engines. Use what analogy you like — it means that Apple has picked up the developer kit and dusted it off. Even though really nothing is new here, there’s only one reason to do this—because you’re getting ready for a much bigger change.
I think this is the most significant signal from Apple the something new is coming. It may not be right around the corner, and now that we’ve seen the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks, maybe we’ll have to wait for those to come, but at least we can see movement on the horizon.