Apple has stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 smartwatches on its U.S. website

  • The pause in sales is in response to orders from the International Trade Commission in October that found the device’s blood oxygen sensor had infringed on intellectual property from Masimo.
  • Apple will be prevented from importing the devices, which are manufactured in China.
  • This could make it more difficult for users to get repairs for existing watches by preventing swaps of broken older hardware not under warranty.
  • President Biden could still veto the ITC ban before Christmas, but a White House spokesperson said earlier this week that the decision would fall to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.