Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 Banned in US: Click to find out why!

Apple is facing a setback in the US as it will have to remove the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 from its stores to comply with a patent dispute ruling. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has banned Apple from selling these two watches after December 21 on its website, and from stores after December 24. The dispute revolves around Apple using medical device maker Masimo’s technology in the watches’ SpO2 (blood oxygen) sensor.

Apple has expressed strong disagreement with the ITC ruling and is exploring legal and technical options to keep the two devices on store shelves. Masimo has filed two cases against Apple – one with the US District Court and another with the ITC. It is now up to US President Joe Biden to decide whether to uphold the ban or veto it, which is a rare occurrence.

The ruling only applies to the US market and does not affect units that have already been sold. Users will continue to receive full technical support for their devices. Additionally, units currently in stock with Apple partners like BestBuy and Amazon are not affected by the ban, although Apple will not be able to supply additional units after December 25.

It is important to note that the ban only applies to the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 in the US, and does not impact previous models or any models outside the US.

This situation is reminiscent of a previous ruling against the Apple Watch over the EKG feature, which was upheld by President Biden. It remains to be seen how this current dispute will unfold.

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