With the holiday season coming, many people are looking to buy gifts for their friends, family members, and loved ones. For a lot of people, Apple’s 2023 smartwatches are on the gift list. However, there seems to be a problem. You see the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Ultra Watch 2 have been halted. The sales of these two greatest watches have topped. Yes, it seems and sounds like a terrible blow to Apple since these are devices that people want to give to each other.
One of the best ways to always purchase Apple products is by purchasing them from the official Apple website itself. But, Apple has halted sales of the watch duos. So, what are you, and other people going to do? Well, let’s see what can be done.
How to Buy the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2
Before we talk about how you can buy the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Ultra 2, let’s talk about why the ban began in the first place.
The new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 make use of a particular blood oxygen sensor whose tech belongs to Masimo – a medical tech firm. Because of issues with patents, the ITC (International Trade Commission) has ordered the ban of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra Watch 2. The watches have stopped going on sale from the 21st of December via the Apple website. Soon, on the 24th of December, 2023 both the Apple Watches will be cleared from offline Apple stores across the country.
This ban on importing Apple Watches into the US does not affect the Apple Watch SE. So if you plan to gift the Apple Watch SE, you can always purchase it right away.
Where to Buy The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra Watch 2?
Because the watches are no longer available via the official Apple website and its offline stores, your best bet is to try out other e-commerce websites and offline third party retailers. You can always take a look at online stores such as Amazon, BestBuy, Walmart, and other major offline electronic stores. Here are the best deals available on the two watches.
You need to keep in mind that you need to be quick because stocks are going to be limited and the issue of these watches being clapped and resold at higher prices is going to be a common sight.
Another better option for you, if you plan to spend money, is to ask your friends or relatives or anyone that you know who is traveling from other countries to the US to get you the Apple Watch Series 9 or the Apple Watch Ultra 2. You see, the Apple Watch band is only limited to the United States.
So, yes, this is the only way you can purchase the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the United States. Sure this is currently a temporary situation, but nobody knows how long this is going to last. But what we do know for sure is that Apple will re-release the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 with their blood oxygen sensors and monitors so that they do not get into trouble like this again.