Um, not NO, but HELL NO. Doesn't sync with non-CC Lightroom? What an insult.
And yet again I laugh. Chuckle. Shake head. No Android version
. Why? Well, sorry to be so negative here but... [ALERT: BEGIN RANT]
I'm a techie but I don't do Apple. It's too expensive for pretty hardware and a locked in ecosystem. The devices are great but Apple isn't. And Apple stuff isn't as perfect as people who have never used it think because many who do use Apple stuff sugar coat the experience. They refuse to admit any faults exist whatsoever, even when they do complain they immediately excuse the problem or decide the problem isn't significant. (I've never quite understood this but Apple has always had the best Kool-Aid ever made. They've got their market HOOKED
And now we have yet another example of how using Apple just sucks more money out of your wallet thanks to Adobe, Apple's long time buddy. Yes, I know Adobe practices aren't technically Apple's doing but their ecosystem is becoming very similar. And so Microsoft, Adobe, et al all see the Apple consumer as a spendthrift that will keep spending to get the maximum limited functionality that they crave with Apple products. That's why they feel comfortable testing their subscription model on them first, in an ecosystem that is already designed to be a steady revenue stream.
Ironically for me, the iPad Air is the first iPad I have even considered plunking down $800 outrageous bucks for and so this new LR app got my attention. Then I read all the built-in LR limitations and subscription details and I lost all interest. Just like every other time, I learn that I will be forced to spend, spend, spend to get the functionality I want, if it is even possible. Apple has so many roadblocks to productivity and versatility that I gave up years ago trying to use their products because I wasn't willing to conform to their narrow vision and be punished for trying to expand past it or work around it.
Apple products are primarily designed to generate revenue for Apple, not provide user functionality as a primary function. Every single thing is built to drive you to stay online, buy Apple media content, apps and hardware accessories in a vain attempt to reach an unreachable goal of usability. Unless your usage goal fits within the Apple model of limited use which includes consuming media content, buying apps, web surfing and checking email, you will be disappointed. Even something as simple as setting up an iPad to sync a Google Calendar (instead of or in addition to the Apple Calendar) often results in problems. Apple rarely admits to bugs and problems and often takes forever to admit or issue fixes. Their support is disappointing, esp for what they charge for their products.[END OF RANT]
I'll continue to support the alternative Nexus, Kindle and Nook tablets that offer more functionality, better and more versatile hardware and a more diverse and supportive ecosystem. It's no wonder that Android overtook Apple years ago in market share. Once ver 4 arrived, the Android OS really started to shine.Again, I think there is a reason why there is no Android version designed like this. It's on purpose people
Sorry again for the RANT but it really irks me that I could get a lot of anything else (tablets, camera equipment, moving vehicles) that provide much more use for what Apple thinks I should spend for a simple tablet device. And slowly Adobe is working on getting more of my wallet as well. So I choose to vote with my wallet and say NO! (And try to convince others to do the same.) Grrrr!!