Apple to Lift Import Restrictions on Apple Watch; Series 9 and Ultra 2 Now Accessible on Company Website Starting Tomorrow

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The Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 are on sale at Apple brick and mortar locations starting today and will hit the company’s online store tomorrow. Apple notes, “We are thrilled to return the full Apple Watch lineup to customers in time for the new year. A day after an Apple Watch import ban went into effect in the U.S., an appeals court has instituted a pause. However, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 remain unavailable on the company’s site nearly a week after initially being pulled. Masimo has also accused Apple of poaching Masimo employees to build the blood oxygen sensor, which first arrived in 2020 with the Watch Series 6.

“Online Sales for Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 by Apple Temporarily Paused”

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As promised, Apple has officially removed the Watch Series 9 from its online shop. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is similarly unavailable. You can, however, still buy the entry-level Apple Watch SE, likely owing to the product’s relatively limited on-board health metrics. This includes pausing sales of Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 from starting December 21, and from Apple retail locations after December 24. Should the order stand, Apple will continue to take all measures to return Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 to customers in the U.S. as soon as possible.