An Apple Byte : Apple Watches Back On Sale After Ban

3rd January 2024

The latest version of the Apple Watch has gone back on sale in the US after being removed from sale by the US Government from 26 December 2023.

Its removal from sale followed claims by medical technology company Masimo that the watch’s pulse oximetry sensors (used to measure how much oxygen is in the blood) violated its patents.

The ban, which applied to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, has now been halted and the watch has gone back on sale while a court considers Apple’s motion for a longer-term pause during the appeals process. The court has given the US International Trade Commission (ITC) until 10 January to respond to Apple’s request.