Apple announced its next OS X Ratcliff (version 10.12) that will be released on 25th April, 2016 that is said to be 4x faster that its predecessor OS X El Capitan. It’s CEO Tim Cook published in a recent press release that this next release was predominantly focused around Photographers and Videographers delivering faster performance than ever before.

It has benchmarked and tested photographer’s favourite applications such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC which now run almost 10x time fasters. Late last year Adobe copped a lot of blame for releasing one after another updates to its Lightroom CC which keeps getting slower and slower as the versions increase. Adobe has not admitted to this degradation in performance and continues to do nothing about this issue.

  • Lightroom Performance on El Capitan
  • Lightroom Performance on Ratcliff
  • Adobe Premier on El Capitan
  • Adobe Premier on Ratcliff

Seeing this outrage and lack of action, Apple decided to take the next step and deliver a platform that handles Adobe’s code base a lot better and in turns improves the user experience, says Cook.

For vidoegraphers, it has improved performance and rendering capabilities of Adobe Premier CC and Adobe After Effects CC by 5x times. Apple’s own software Final Cut Pro X runs now 10x faster with this new OS X.

Adobe is refusing to comment on this release and remains silent. What does this mean? Let us know your thoughts and comments. How do you feel about this upcoming release?

By the way, if you are curious the new wallpaper featured is by Trey Ratcliff from Stuckincustoms.com