Some of the tech experts and tech enthusiasts may have received this news with an risen eyebrow, still it looks like there is no need for fuss surrounding this matter. Yes, the Cupertino based tech giant Apple Inc. had eBay removed from Apple Watch featured apps list, but this is not a symbol of a conflict between the two giants.
On Friday, the eBay app which was present until then on the Featured Apps page of the Apple Watch has been removed. This measure by the Silicon Valley tech giant Apple Inc. affected the United States area. The eBay app was the first application to be introduced to the featured apps list on Apple Inc.`s first wearable gadget, so the reaction of some people who started to think about conflicts was somehow justified. The case of the eBay app raised eyebrows for another reason as well: it looks like it is not available for download on the App Store.
The giant eBay has also confirmed the fact that its Apple Watch app has been removed from the Featured Apps page. The reason for that, according to the officials talking on behalf of eBay regarding this matter, seemed to be the fact that the eBay app was unable to be downloaded. The company has added through a statement that the eBay app is going to be available for download to begin with the following week.
On the other hand, the eBay app is still on the Apple Watch Featured Apps pages from other countries, like Canada, India or Mexico.
Most analysts in the field have expressed their opinions on the matter, concluding that the most probable reason for the removal of the eBay app from the Featured Apps list might be Apple Inc.`s will to avoid confusion among the customers.
eBay has added that the application will start to appear on the App Store beginning with the weeks to come.
This is not the first such case. Two months ago, the Cupertino based tech giant Apple Inc. removed ‘The Whole Pantry’ app, which, at that time, was also present on the Featured Apps page on App Store. ‘The Whole Pantry’, an application whose object was designing the healthiest eating habit was one of the first ones to be removed from the Apple Watch apps.
Further statements and info have been released, assuring that the eBay app will return to the App Store.
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