April 18, 2024

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Apple is eradicating a blood-oxygen sensor from a few of its smartwatches to get round a patent dispute associated to the expertise, a step more likely to keep away from additional gross sales disruptions however one that will increase questions concerning the firm’s push into well being.

The corporate halted gross sales of some watch fashions briefly final month after a U.S. import ban went into impact stemming from an October ruling by the U.S. Worldwide Commerce Fee. The commerce company discovered Apple had violated the patents of medical-technology firm Masimo associated to the blood-oxygen software. Gross sales resumed quickly in latest weeks pending a authorized evaluation.

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