Apple stops promoting new watch fashions within the USA | EUROtoday

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As of: December 19, 2023 9:25 a.m

After shedding a patent case towards the medical expertise firm Masimo, Apple is suspending gross sales of the brand new Apple Watch fashions within the USA.

Apple is stopping the sale of latest fashions of its laptop watch within the USA as a precautionary measure after shedding a patent case. The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 will not be bought on the corporate’s US web site from December twenty first and won’t be bought in Apple Stores within the USA after December twenty fourth.

dispute over Measurement expertise

In October, the medical expertise firm Masimo prevailed in proceedings earlier than the US commerce authority ITC to ban the import of the 2 watch fashions into the USA. Masimo accuses Apple of utilizing patented expertise for measuring oxygen ranges within the blood within the new fashions with out a license. US President Joe Biden has till December twenty fifth to overturn the ITC determination along with his veto.

Apple says it’s taking precautions within the occasion that the import ban stays in place. The Californian expertise group additionally confirmed that it didn’t agree with the ITC’s determination. Various methods are being pursued to make the watches extra obtainable to shoppers.