If you tried to make an Apple photobook as a holiday gift or a New Year’s look back at 2018, you will have found that Apple photobooks are no more. On October 1st, 2018, after a 16 year run, Apple got out of the printing business. At first glance, the change was just one more reason to throw up our hands in disbelief at how Apple randomly chooses to make us raving fans about some product or service and then shutters it. Floppy discs? iPhoto? The switch from 30 pin sync cables to Lightning? And my personal favorite blunder, abandoning Aperture.
And yet, looked at another way, Apple exiting the print services business is really, really smart. And it offers us Photos users a much bigger sandbox to play in.Read More