December 19, 2023Business Desk

Apple halts smartwatch sales amid patent dispute

Apple is set to halt sales of its Series 9 smartwatch following an October ruling by the International Trade Commission in response to a patent dispute with California-based med-tech firm Masimo.

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The dispute revolves around the blood sensor monitor featured in Apple's latest flagship smartwatch.

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The cessation of sales will be implemented on the online Apple Store at 3 pm this Thursday (December 21), with retail locations discontinuing sales on December 24, just ahead of the holiday season.

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Masimo’s own complaint initially focused on technology introduced with the Series 6, which dates back to June 2021.

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