Duel hit Apple during the peak sales time of the year because Justice prevents him from selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in his own countryUnited States, due to a patent dispute with the company Masimo.

The International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States has agreed, for now, with Masimo, a company that develops technology for medical use, and which has been in dispute with Apple for a long time over the alleged infringement of patents in the development of the blood oxygen sensor that the latest Apple Watch models incorporate. Although there is still an appeal, Apple has decided for this reason to cease sales of its Apple Watch models with pulse oximeter., the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, in the United States. Buyers will not be able to purchase Apple watches on its website starting December 21, and in its physical stores starting December 24. With these dates, the company tries to reduce the impact that this decision will have on its sales figures during Christmas, the most important time of the year.

The ban only affects official Apple stores, you can continue purchasing through other stores such as Amazon or Best Buy, and only in the United States, outside of that territory everything will continue as normal. There is still a chance that this will be resolved before the end of the year, because The president of the United States could veto this decision, as President Obama already did when Samsung prevented the iPhone 4 and iPad from being sold in the United States due to other patent problems, something that never happened. The deadline for President Biden to make a similar decision ends on December 25, so we will be attentive to the news, which there surely is.