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  • Apple Removes Ebay From its Apple Watch App Store Apps Microsite


    Previously showcased on Apple's Apple Watch App Store Apps Web page, Apple has removed information about the Ebay Apple Watch application from the site as Ebay continues to lack the support for the Apple Watch.

    It's honestly not a surprising move from Apple considering that Ebay as a company still has yet to show interest in updating its iPhone application with optimization for the larger high-definition retina HD displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, multiple updates in the past have been released for the iOS application and continue to lack support for Apple's nearly one-year old handset.

    The application remains in the iOS App Store with a maximum resolution meant for the iPhone 5s and earlier, as well as the lack of Apple Watch support at this point in time.

    As noted by MacRumors, all other applications that are showcased on the Apple Web site are already available in the App Store for the Apple Watch, so it's likely that Apple just removed the application because of the lack of timely support. It's unknown right now if Ebay will make a comeback on Apple's Web site if and when the application finally adopts Apple Watch support in the future.

    Facebook, which is in a similar scenario at the moment, was shown off on the Apple Watch one of Apple's Keynote presentations and still has yet to be updated for the Apple Watch, although we expect Facebook's update will be sooner rather than later being that they have a better track record for updating their software than Ebay does Ė one example is that the Facebook application supports the retina HD displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while the Ebay application does not.

    Update: Immediately following the posting of this news, Ebay reached out to us to tell us that they are working on an update with support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus display resolution support, as well as Apple Watch support, but just don't yet have an ETA for it.

    Sources: Apple via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Removes Ebay From its Apple Watch App Store Apps Microsite started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Just what we need, fb on the wrist. I know it's inevitable but people are bad enough with it on their phones..
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Thank God Apple's big and brash enough not to put up with the bs from companies like FB and eBay. I'm so ready for valid competitors for both to take hold and provide some decent competition!!!
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Just what we need, fb on the wrist. I know it's inevitable but people are bad enough with it on their phones..
      I refuse to use it out of principle. It's for voyeurs and hypocrites! Plus employers look for you... I prefer some degree of anonymity
    1. Wicrowe's Avatar
      Wicrowe -
      Iphone 6 nearly a year old. Not even 8 months yet.
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wicrowe View Post
      Iphone 6 nearly a year old. Not even 8 months yet.
      It's still plenty of time for a company such as eBay to update their crappy app, they are just overly lazy and incompetent
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Given eBay's still somewhat Wild West reputation (probably unfairly so, now) I wouldn't think Apple would want to be associated with them for that reason.
    1. 40ozBulldog's Avatar
      40ozBulldog -
      As a professional eBay'er... This was obviously going to happen. eBay couldn't care less either. They don't even care about the sellers that keep them going. Anyone want to dive into making a legit competitor for this site? HA! Want a free item? Just buy it on eBay and tell them you never received it. They need some competition...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by 40ozBulldog View Post
      As a professional eBay'er... This was obviously going to happen. eBay couldn't care less either. They don't even care about the sellers that keep them going. Anyone want to dive into making a legit competitor for this site? HA! Want a free item? Just buy it on eBay and tell them you never received it. They need some competition...
      From what I hear, Amazon users don't have half of the problems Ebay users have. The support is many times better than Ebay's for sellers. The only thing is you have to pay to use Amazon on a monthly basis instead of fees for individual sales, which could end up being more costly if you're not a professional seller.
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      EBay? The Wild West? Maybe I'm just my own twilight zone over here but I have over 100 transactions with eBay over the last six years about 1/3 of them as a seller (high end $ items) and the rest as a buyer. And every transaction has been as flawless as an Amazon purchase. EBay has come of age. I trust them as much as Amazon for buying things.
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Maybe it's the way I sell on eBay. The secret to clean use on eBay as a seller is:

      1)Only Buy It Now (or auctions with a reserve as a very last resort)
      2) Immediate Payment required
      3) canceling all bids with under 2 positive feedback

      Simple!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewD View Post
      Maybe it's the way I sell on eBay. The secret to clean use on eBay as a seller is:

      1)Only Buy It Now (or auctions with a reserve as a very last resort)
      2) Immediate Payment required
      3) canceling all bids with under 2 positive feedback

      Simple!
      Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Even as top-rated Ebay seller following those guidelines, I've had really snarky buyers immediately want to return their items, cancel orders, or leave atrocious feedback for completely bullish reasons. I've even had people open "item not as described" cases against me and it has been really difficult to prove to Ebay otherwise. I've dealt with poor customer support over the phone that tell me that as a seller, it's my problem to deal with the customer when they're unhappy with what they bought.

      Their problem, in my opinion, is they treat you like a store, whether you are one or not.

      When you sell a collectible that has been unopened, and the buyer suddenly wants to return the item after opening it, it's no longer a collectible. What am I supposed to do with it after that?

      On the other hand, on Amazon the experience is quite the opposite. The customer service acts as a hub that protects the seller when an item is returned. Often times, when the buyer wants to return an item or they have an issue, Amazon will reimburse the buyer without causing financial hardship on the seller. This is because Amazon is so much larger and just has the money to throw around. You also pay more to use Amazon... so I guess you kind of pay for the insurance.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I've had issues with eBay. Going through their customer service is not exactly fun times. I've had issues with Amazon. Going through there customer service is easy, to the point and you get satisfaction in the end..at least I did. The Amazon processes are much better and streamlined. Those are my two pennies.
    1. vXBaKeRXv's Avatar
      vXBaKeRXv -
      Quote Originally Posted by 40ozBulldog View Post
      As a professional eBay'er... This was obviously going to happen. eBay couldn't care less either. They don't even care about the sellers that keep them going. Anyone want to dive into making a legit competitor for this site? HA! Want a free item? Just buy it on eBay and tell them you never received it. They need some competition...
      All you need is a tracking number to show proof that you shipped it.
      You will win the case..
      Same with sending item back-
      Loosing a package is rare.
      Virtual items is the risky part and you get 0 feedback bidders-

      Problem with eBay is the fees.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by vXBaKeRXv View Post
      All you need is a tracking number to show proof that you shipped it.
      You will win the case..
      Same with sending item back-
      Loosing a package is rare.
      Virtual items is the risky part and you get 0 feedback bidders-

      Problem with eBay is the fees.
      Not true. My mom used to sell on ebay and had someone claim that it didnít arrive. She had a tracking number to prove otherwise and she still lost.
    1. vXBaKeRXv's Avatar
      vXBaKeRXv -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Not true. My mom used to sell on ebay and had someone claim that it didnít arrive. She had a tracking number to prove otherwise and she still lost.
      I have had problems and there usually fixed.~
      The Cases take a long time:
      I sale and buy on eBay sometimes sense 2007-
      It's weird she lost-
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by vXBaKeRXv View Post
      I have had problems and there usually fixed.~
      The Cases take a long time:
      I sale and buy on eBay sometimes sense 2007-
      It's weird she lost-
      Yeah, ever since then we donít sell on ebay.
    1. vXBaKeRXv's Avatar
      vXBaKeRXv -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Yeah, ever since then we donít sell on ebay.
      That would do it lol!
      I get ya~ 👊
      They give free listing like crazy now but there tax chunk is outrageous.
      It might be every $10 usd they take almost $3 usd.
      If enough people want a EBay iWatch app I'm sure it will happen.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      I have over 1000 transactions only a very few bad and I was taken care of by EBay.

      in fact my son sold me his iPhone 4s with bad screen,broken back and battery would not hold charge. I'm on it now after spending 28 USD on eBay buying aftermarket parts: screen, aluminum ( instead of glass) back and new battery. Spent 2 hours last night rebuilding it, it's working really well now. thank you ebay