The Apple Watch Series 9, launched in September and extremely rated by ZDNET, remains to be obtainable forward of the vacations for the bottom worth we have seen in 2023: $329, which is $70 off the common worth of $399.
However in the event you’ve been hoping Santa Claus or a cherished one in your life has taken your hints to present you a brand new Apple Watch Sequence 9 or Extremely 2, you could need to ask them to verify their lists twice, or take issues into your personal arms. As a result of beginning later this week, you will not be capable of buy the Apple Watch Ultra 2 or the Apple Watch Sequence 9 — at the very least in a roundabout way from Apple.
The halt in gross sales is a results of an October ruling from the Worldwide Commerce Fee (ITC) relating to the Apple Watch’s blood oxygen sensor following a authorized dispute between Apple and medical expertise firm Masimo.
Whereas the injunction from the ITC solely applies to Apple promoting the units (the merchandise are nonetheless going to be obtainable from different retailers like Greatest Purchase and Amazon), it is important to notice that the ban additionally stops Apple from importing the watches, too, which means Apple cannot ship extra units to retailers which are promoting them.
So what does that imply for you? Nicely, there’ll probably be a scarcity of watches in shops that no quantity of elves might help treatment.
In case you’re prepared to grab up Apple’s latest Watch Sequence 9 earlier than it is too onerous to search out, the vacation deal is out there at each Amazon and Best Buy. This low cost applies to the 41mm mannequin and it contains a number of band and shade choices, and the larger 45mm model can also be on sale for $359 at each retailers.