After being banned on December 26, The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 are back and ready for sale. The ban was due to patent infringement between Apple and Masimo, a medical technology company.
But the watch might not be here to stay…
Resuming the Sale of the Apple Watch
On December 27th, Apple watches were still being sold on Apple’s website. Yet despite its efficiency in its process, there is still no promise that the watches will remain for sale.
The ban was due to a US International Trade Commission ruling that Apple violated Masimo’s blood oxygen sensor patent.
The dispute had been going on since October 2023, but the ban was the first indicator that the brand needed to make some changes. The case of the Apple watch series 9 and Ultra 2 had been up in the air for some time…
And now the tech giant is focused on damage control.
Are They Here to Stay?
The megacorp appealed the ruling in the US Court of Appeals, which led to the watches being put on sale again. Apple has since stated that they have submitted redesigns of the watches for ITC approval.
The ITC has until January 10, 2024, to review the redesigns and negate the ban.
Whether Apple likes it or not, time is definitely ticking on the future of their beloved watch.
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