Several big name apps appear to be no longer supporting the Apple Watch

Several big name apps appear to be no longer supporting the Apple Watch
What is going on with some big name apps that no longer can be found on the Apple Watch? The latest update to Google Maps for iOS ended the app's support for the timepiece, although to be honest, this was not listed in the changelist. In addition, the eBay app and the Amazon app are both no longer available for Apple's smartwatch. It is not as though these apps had no functionality. Google Maps was certainly useful to those with Apple Watch as the app allowed users to navigate from one place to another. And the eBay app allowed Apple Watch wearers to check the status of their bids on certain auctions.

If you own an Apple Watch, don't give up hope. There is still a possibility that these apps will return to the device. Remember, there was nothing mentioned on any of the App Store listings for these apps that would indicate that they are gone from the wearable device forever.

Another app that has gone AWOL on Apple Watch is the one for retailer Target. That appears to be the case even though Target's discounted price app Cartwheel still works with the timepiece. As soon as we hear some more news about the "missing" apps, we will pass it along to you.

source: AppleInsider



1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Well,that's disappointing

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Huge surprise... apps aren't used on watches.

4. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

The same thing was once said about mobile phones.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huh? You can't compare app usage on a smart watch versus on a smartphone. Come on man, the same thing may have been said about mobile phones, but hey, it will take light years to make certain apps useful for the smart watch platform.

8. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Dude.. Light Years is a Unit for measuring Distance and not time..!!! 1 Light Year = Distance Traveled by light in 1 year = 9.461e+12 Km = 5878792849757.42 Miles..!! Do you mean to say that "it will take 9.461e+12 Km to make certain apps useful for the smart watch platform"..???

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

While light year is a distance unit, it's commonly used as an extremely large measure of comparison (as of distance, time, or quality).

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

5 to 6 years with smart watches and we aren't moving the needle. Apps aren't going anywhere. Health fitness and notifications will be the only use case.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I expected no less from an Apple gizmo that was far from Mr. Jobs ideology... An electric gadget "that just works"... I sure wish he was still around... Apple wouldn't be using the same design for several years under his magnificant command, that's for sure... Oh well, J'Day!

5. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

The 6 design was only used for three years because of timing... if 2016 was the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone, then the iPhone 7 would have had the design change. Thought that was obvious, guess not.

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I wish he was still around as well. Would have been refreshing to see him eat his words on how no one needs a phone with a display bigger than 3.5", and no one needs a stylus (pencil) etc.

7. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Hahaha look at his words Phonearena desperate to save Apple? "If you own an Apple Watch, don't give up hope." Mark my words Apple watch will be history Give it couple years

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

No one makes money with Apple watch?

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Everyone I know that bought into the smart watch craze quit using them, myself included.

12. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

As long as Apple unify notifications to work better on it then I'm happy, id never want the app.

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nothing of value was lost

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