Apple Investigating ‘Ghost Touches’ Issue Affecting Some Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches

In an internal memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, Apple said it is “aware of” and “investigating” a touch-related issue affecting some Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 displays. “Some customers may report their Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 is experiencing false touches on their […]

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MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra May Be Delayed Due to Supply Chain Issues

Apple is widely expected to bring a microLED display to the Apple Watch Ultra, but a new report out of Korea suggests the company may not have the supply chain configured early enough to launch the device by 2026. Throughout last year, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce predicted a 2026 launch timeframe for the device. That’s […]

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Masimo CEO: Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Sensor is Not Reliable, Customers Are ‘Better Off Without It’

As Apple starts selling Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models without the blood oxygen sensor enabled, Masimo CEO Joe Kiani confirmed to Bloomberg that there has been no chat with Apple about a possible settlement. According to Kiani, he has not spoken to anyone from Apple “personally” and no one from Apple has […]

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Apple Updates Website to Highlight Removal of Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Feature

As expected, Apple has updated its U.S. website to notify customers that the Blood Oxygen feature on the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 is no longer included. Apple has added a banner to the store webpages related for both devices, and removed all mention of the feature in its product comparison […]

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Apple to Sell Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches Without Blood Oxygen Feature in U.S. Starting Tomorrow

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models will be sold without the Blood Oxygen feature in the U.S. starting on January 18, according to 9to5Mac‘s Chance Miller, allowing Apple to avoid a sales ban on these models. On its online store in the U.S., this change will occur starting at 6 a.m. […]

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Apple May Sell Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches Without Blood Oxygen App in U.S. Amid Patent Dispute

Apple has readied modified Apple Watch models that “do not contain pulse oximetry functionality,” medical technology company Masimo said in a document filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The filing, viewed by MacRumors, suggests that Apple will be removing the Blood Oxygen app from new Apple Watch Series 9 […]

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Apple Watch Sales Ban Pause Formally Opposed by ITC

In mid-December, Apple briefly paused sales of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the U.S. due to a patent dispute with medical tech company Masimo related to blood oxygen sensing. Apple then appealed the decision in court and was granted a temporary stay, so the ban was paused and sales […]

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Band Designed for Black Apple Watch Ultra Surfaces Online

Images of an Alpine Loop prototype designed for a black Apple Watch Ultra model today surfaced online, supporting rumors that Apple had plans to release a darker version of the device last year. Prior to the release of the Apple Watch Ultra 2, multiple rumors suggested that Apple had plans to release a new darker […]

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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Once Again Available to Purchase From Apple’s Online Store

Following a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals staying the Apple Watch import ban, Apple has returned the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 to its online stores in the U.S., and they should also be available in some Apple retail stores. Apple on Tuesday filed an emergency request asking […]

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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Available in Apple Stores Starting Today, Online Sales to Resume Tomorrow

Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 are back in some of Apple’s retail stores in the United States today, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Select stores will have availability today, while all stores will have the Apple Watch models back in stock by December 30. Online sales of the devices are […]

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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Sales Ban Paused by US Appeals Court

The ban on imports of Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models has today been temporarily paused, meaning that the devices can go back on sale for a short while longer in the United States. Apple filed an emergency request to the United States Court of Appeals following President Biden’s decision to […]

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Apple Watch Ultra With 10% Larger Display and MicroLED Expected to Launch in 2026

The Apple Watch Ultra will gain a 10% percent larger display upon switching from OLED to microLED in 2026, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. The current Apple Watch Ultra has a display size of 1.93-inches, whereas the upcoming microLED model is apparently due to feature a 2.12-inch screen. The microLED panel is estimated to […]

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5 Reasons to Wait for Next Year’s Apple Watch

With all the discounted deals on Apple tech currently available, you might be thinking about upgrading your Apple Watch or buying one for the first time. But if your current smartwatch is doing its job just fine and it’s only the idea of a good deal that’s piqued your interest, it could be worth holding […]

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Darker Apple Watch Ultra Prototype Shown in FCC Filing Images

Apple appears to have originally designed an Apple Watch Ultra with a dark ceramic back, according to documents filed with the United States Federal Communications Commission and spotted by @ParrotSWD on Twitter, formerly X (via 9to5Mac). When releasing a new device, tech hardware companies must share details with the FCC, which Apple did for the […]

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Bloomberg: 2024 Apple Watch to Gain Blood Pressure Monitoring and Sleep Apnea Detection

Apple plans to add blood pressure monitoring and sleep apnea detection to Apple Watch in 2024, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. In a report covering the arc of Apple’s heath-related ambitions, Gurman outlines the first iteration of the company’s “pathbreaking” blood pressure sensor technology that Apple aims to launch next year: The system is designed […]

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Kuo: No Apple Watch Ultra 3 Next Year?

There are currently no signs of an “Apple Watch Ultra 3” being in development within Apple’s supply chain, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. As a result, he believes the likelihood of a new Apple Watch Ultra being released in 2024 is “decreasing.” “If Apple doesn’t officially kick off the Apple Watch Ultra 3 project by […]

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Apple Investigating Display Flickering Issue Affecting Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2

Apple is investigating an issue where the display brightness briefly flickers or “pulses” on some Apple Watch models when Always On mode is enabled, according to an internal service memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers today. The memo does not indicate which Apple Watch models are affected, but the issue appears to be most […]

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New Apple Watch Double Tap Feature: What It Does and How to Get It

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models are set to receive a new Double Tap gesture later this month in an upcoming software update. Here’s everything Double Tap can do, and how you can get it working on your watch today. Double Tap is a new gesture-based feature for the latest Apple […]

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MicroLED Apple Watch Still on Track for Late 2025 Launch

Apple’s microLED Apple Watch is on track to launch in late 2025, according to Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities. In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Pu said that the first Apple Watch with a microLED display will launch in late 2025. The advanced display technology […]

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Apple Watch Ultra Display Too Dim in Low Light, Say Some Users

The Apple Watch Ultra display is too difficult to read in low light conditions, report some users, an ambient light sensor issue that is likely linked to Apple’s watchOS 10 software update last month. There are multiple complaints from MacRumors readers (1,2), Reddit users (1,2,3,4), and Apple Community users who say that they are unable […]

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