Urgent: Apple Watch to be sold in the US, but with an important change
Apple finally removed the blood oxygen monitoring system from its high-end watches, lifting the ban on their sale.
Massimo told 9to5Mac that the redesigned versions of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 do not fall within the scope of the ban imposed by the International Trade Commission (ITC), according to investigations by the US Customs and Border Protection.
Changes in the redesigned version of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 include the removal of the blood oxygen sensor. US Customs and Border Protection believes that this restriction no longer infringes Massimo’s patents.
Apple can continue to sell the two watch models, but the devices will no longer have blood oxygen monitoring capabilities and the restriction will only apply in the United States. This issue will not affect previous Apple watches that work with this feature.
At the time of writing, Apple has not issued an official statement, nor is there a statement on the US Customs and Border Protection website.
The wait for a decision by the US Court of Appeals on Apple’s request to stay the ban on the Apple Watch pending the appeal process is far from over, and the decision is likely to be made soon.
Today is the deadline for both sides of the case to agree or disagree with the ruling, after which the US Court of Appeals will decide whether the Apple Watch ban will stand while the ITC hears Apple’s appeal. . The ITC has already stated its opposition to Apple’s request.