Top Tips for Understanding Warranty and Repair Options

In a recent patent dispute, Apple has been banned from selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the US. This means that customers will no longer be able to purchase these devices directly from Apple’s website or retail stores in the US. The ban also affects the company’s ability to provide hardware replacements for older models of Apple Watches that are out of warranty. This includes models such as the Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, and the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra.

However, there is some good news for customers outside of the US, as these devices can still be purchased in regions such as Canada and across Europe. Additionally, Apple’s partners, including Walmart and Best Buy, will continue to sell the devices until their existing stock runs out, although they will not be supplied with new units. Users with older Apple Watch models that are out of warranty will also face difficulties, as Apple will no longer be able to replace or repair these devices.

The ban has the potential to impact Apple’s bottom line, especially coming at a busy time ahead of the holiday season. However, users who are looking to protect their Apple Watches from damage can consider purchasing cases or new straps to prevent scuffs, dents, and accidental damage. It is recommended to purchase these devices from other retailers if you are interested in the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, as they will no longer be available for purchase directly from Apple in the US.