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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Now Accessible on Apple’s Website

The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 are now back on sale following the decision of the U.S. Court, on Apple’s official website. Some physical Apple stores began selling them on December 27th, and Apple said they would be widely available in all its stores by the following Saturday. They can keep selling the watches temporarily until the US Customs and Border Protection decides on the proposed changes on January 12th.

Why were Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 banned in the US?

Apple temporarily stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra in the US because of a legal issue with Masimo over the blood oxygen detection feature. But now, a federal appeals court has temporarily allowed Apple to resume selling them. Last week, Apple took both models off the shelves and its website in preparation for the ban that started on December 26th. Apple is fighting against the ban and has suggested making changes to the watches to avoid patent problems.

Top 7 Features of Apple Watch Series 9

The Apple Watch Series 9 is a high-tech smartwatch with many features. Here are some of its key aspects.

1. Double Tap Gesture

The Apple Watch Series 9 has a new feature called Double Tap, making it easier to use without touching the screen. You can double-tap your index finger and thumb together to answer calls, open notifications, play and pause music, and more.

2. S9 SiP chip

The Apple Watch Series 9 is powered by the S9 SiP chip, the most powerful chip in any Apple smartwatch. It features a new dual-core CPU with 5.6 billion transistors, a 60 percent increase from the S8 chip, and a four-core Neural Engine that processes machine learning tasks up to two times faster.

3. Carbon Neutral Design

The Apple Watch Series 9 offers case and band combinations that are carbon neutral, marking it as Apple’s first product to achieve carbon neutrality.

4. 2x Brighter Display

The improved display in Series 9 doubles the maximum brightness to 2000 nits compared to Series 8, making it easier to read in bright sunlight. It also adjusts to just 1 nit in low-light conditions, such as a movie theater.

5. HomePod Control

The Series 9 Apple Watch, with its second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, now integrates with HomePod. If music is playing, it opens the Now Playing screen for control, and if nothing is playing, the Smart Stack suggests media to play on the HomePod.

6. Health and Fitness Insights

The Apple Watch Series 9 provides various health and fitness information, such as skin temperature, heart rate, ECG, SpO2, and additional insights.

7. Precision Finding

Thanks to the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, Precision Finding on the Apple Watch Series 9 can now guide you to your iPhone by showing its distance and direction. As you get closer, haptic feedback, a sound, and a visual indicator help you pinpoint its location.

Battery Life Of Apple Watch Series 9

The Apple Watch Series 9 offers a battery life of up to 18 hours, which can extend to 36 hours with the use of low power mode.

Apple Watch Series 9 Price

The Apple Watch Series 9 has two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, and comes in various materials like aluminum and stainless steel. The price depends on the size, material, and connectivity options, starting at $399 or $33.25 per month for 12 months with a trade-in or financing. Prices may vary by location and retailer.


When did the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 become available for purchase?

Both models are currently back on sale on Apple’s website, with some physical Apple stores commencing sales on December 27th.

When will the watches be widely available in Apple stores?

Apple has indicated that the watches will be widely available in all its stores by the following Saturday after the initial sales on December 27th.

Is there any restriction on the sales of these watches?

The watches can be sold temporarily until January 12th, pending a decision from the US Customs and Border Protection regarding proposed changes.


Mithilesh Jha is a graduate in Medical Science, a passionate learner, Blogger & a Youtuber. He has been working and writing content for many years and he believes that technology is the future.

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