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Why iWork Had to Change (and What That Has to Do with Aperture)

When Apple replaces one of its apps, it gets accused of “dumbing it down” or “iOS-ifying” it. But that isn’t what happened when Apple rebooted iWork, and it isn’t happening with the pending replacement of Aperture with Photos.

 
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