Apple has been ordered to pull the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from stores in the United States following a patent dispute with California-based health tech company and tracker maker Massimo.
The Cupertino maker disagreed with the decision and asked for the ban to be extended while legally appealing the decision. Unfortunately for Tim Cook and his colleagues, the ITC (International Trade Commission) rejected the move, meaning Apple will have to pull the watches from stores by the end of December 21st, and from Apple stores across the US this week on December 24th.
US companies’ patent litigation Apple allegedly uses Masimo technology for the SPO2 sensor in the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2. Two lawsuits have been filed in the matter – one with a US district court and another with the ITC. Until a solution is found, Apple will ban the sale of wearables.
Users who have already purchased these two devices can continue to use them without any problems, and the ban will not affect other Apple watches. People can get them as holiday gifts from any Apple partner like BestBuy or Amazon. However, the manufacturer refuses to supply them after the December 24 deadline.