Fujifilm has announced that it will stop shipping APS film, effectively making the format obsolete.
While production officially ceased in July 2011, stock continued to be shipped to stores around the world. With remaining film almost totally depleted, Fujifilm will no longer ship any more units as of the end of May 2012.
APS was never as popular as 35mm, but plenty of cameras were made that supported the format. Kodak was the other main manufacturer of APS film, but also ceased production last year. The legacy of the format's name will live on, thanks to APS-C and APS-H sensors, which were named after the format, as the dimensions are similar.
APS differed from regular 35mm film in two distinct ways: it had three alternative image formats for photos, and it was able to record information like captions, exposure data and the time that the photo was taken — a precursor to EXIF data on digital images.