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Uber just stopped working on MILLIONS of Apple devices forever – was yours affected?

UBER has successfully developed Apple devices that are used by millions of people around the world.

The ride-hailing giant is ditching the Apple Watch, meaning those looking to upgrade will need to look elsewhere.

It's the end of the road for Uber on Apple Watch

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It’s the end of the road for Uber on Apple Watch

Of course, users can still do what they need from the traditional mobile iOS app, so all is not lost.

But it’s been a car crash for Apple’s wearables business, which is used on more than 100 million wrists.

Uber was one of the major launch apps on the Apple Watch when it came out in 2015.

It has always had quite a few limitations though, disallowing things like pooling, splitting fares, the ability to share estimated arrival times, and even no way to contact your driver. .

Users have started receiving notifications from the app saying: “Please switch to the Uber mobile app.

“We [are] Apple Watch app is no longer supported.

“Sorry for the inconvenience.”

The company has yet to explain why the app is down, although we attribute it to poor usage.

For now, it’s still listed on the App Store – that will probably also be trashed.

Uber withdrew its WearOS app for Android-based smartwatches in 2019.

But the move will come as a shock to Apple, as its watch is the most popular wearable today.

Uber isn’t the first to head into the hills either – the likes of Amazon and eBay pulled their apps years ago.

Google did the same thing for its Maps app, but later decided to reinstate it.

So it seems like people are more interested in the core features, like notifications and fitness, than all the extras.

Looks like from now on it will be less wrists and more fingers

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Looks like from now on it will be less wrists and more fingersCredit: AFP
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