Dec 18, 2023

Apple halts some Watch sales in the US

Apple will stop selling its latest watches in the US, after the US found it had violated patent rights. Apple has said it plans to appeal the decision but would "Pre-emptively" remove the devices from its US site 21 December and from stores in the country after Christmas Eve. "Apple strongly disagrees with the order and is pursuing a range of legal and technical options to ensure that Apple Watch is available to customers," Apple said. In October, the US's International Trade Commission said it agreed that Apple had violated some patent rights and issued an order barring certain imports. Apple shares fell more than 1% on the news, though analysts said the timing would allow holiday sales to proceed without serious damage.

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