Google Maps, Amazon and Ebay have just killed off their Apple Watch apps


Google Maps, Amazon and Ebay have just ended support for Apple Watch, in what is a major blow for users of Apple’s popular smartwatch.

Google first removed support for watchOS a few weeks ago, while the latest updates to Amazon and eBay no longer support Apple’s wearable, tech site Apple Insider noted.

While no reason has been given for the withdrawal of support for Apple Watch, it can only be assumed the apps were not being used enough to warrant the continuation of support.

There is also no information if the apps will be reinstated at some point in the future.

The withdrawal of the apps will undoubtedly raise concerns if others will follow suit.

The success of Apple’s wearable remains somewhat debatable.

This is due to Apple never officially releasing sales figures for the device in the same way it does for the iPhone or iPad, meaning there is no real way to determine how popular the Apple Watch is.

This also means that it is difficult to ascertain exactly what people are using the Apple Watch for.

With the Cupertino firm adding a range of new fitness/health tracking features with the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, including its own dedicated GPS and support even if you don’t have an iPhone, it could be assumed that it used primarily as a sports watch.

With that being said, data from 2016 revealed that the Apple Watch has a whopping 46 percent market share, shifting 1.5 million units last year, more than double its closest rival Samsung.

There have also been rumours that Apple will launch the Apple Watch 3 later this year, although there is no official release date as yet.


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