Appeals fail to lift Apple Watch sales ban – find out why!

Apple Ordered to Pull Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from US Stores

After a patent dispute with Masimo, a health tech company, Apple has been ordered to stop selling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the United States. The dispute stems from allegations that Apple used Masimo’s technology for the SpO2 sensor in these devices.

Despite Apple’s legal appeal to postpone the ban, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied the motion. As a result, Apple must remove the watches from its own stores by December 21 and from all other Apple stores across the US by December 24.

However, users who have already purchased the devices can continue using them without any issues. Additionally, the ban does not affect any other Apple watches, and they can still be purchased as holiday gifts from Apple partners like BestBuy or Amazon. But after the December 24 deadline, Apple will be prohibited from supplying the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.

This decision comes after two cases were filed by Masimo against Apple – one with the US District Court and another with the ITC. Until a resolution is reached, Apple will be unable to sell the affected wearables in the US.

The ban does not impact the usage of the devices for current owners and provides options for holiday shoppers who were planning to purchase the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. However, Apple will need to comply with the ITC’s decision and cease selling the watches in the US.

As the legal battle between Apple and Masimo continues, the fate of these two popular wearable devices remains uncertain in the US market. We will continue to follow this story for any updates and developments.