Apple has quietly removed the eBay app from the list of featured Apple Watch apps on its website in the United States, exactly two weeks after the launch of the Apple Watch. While eBay was the only app listed on Apple’s page that has yet to be updated with Apple Watch support, it’s unclear whether the removal is simply to avoid confusion by limiting mentions to apps that are available or if issues have arisen recently that will significantly delay eBay’s Apple Watch support.
All other apps listed on the featured Apple Watch apps page are already available on the App Store, so Apple possibly removed eBay temporarily to avoid misleading customers. eBay remains a featured Apple Watch app on Apple’s regional website for Canada in what is likely an oversight that should be addressed shortly.
“The world’s largest marketplace is now closer and more convenient than ever,” the app description read on Apple’s website, before the featured listing was removed today. “eBay for Apple Watch helps you stay on top of the auctions you’re watching. It can send outbid notices and other notifications directly to you, so you can react immediately.”
A few months ago, Apple removed award-winning healthy eating app The Whole Pantry from the App Store and its featured Apple Watch apps page amid allegations that its creator Belle Gibson faked having cancer to benefit her cause, accusations that later proved to be true. Gibson also failed to donate thousands of dollars collected during fundraisers to charities.
MacRumors has reached out to eBay for comment.