What you need to know
- Masimo has filed a patent-fringement complaint against Apple.
- The company is attempting to block the import of the Apple Watch Series 6 into the U.S.
A company is attempting to prevent Apple from selling the Apple Watch Series 6 in the United States.
As reported by Bloomberg, Masimo Corp. has filed a patent-infringement compliant at the United States International Trade Commission that is attempting to stop Apple from being able to import its smartwatch.
Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Tamlin Bason believes that the lawsuit could end with a settlement benefiting Masimo in the form of yearly payments from Apple.
Masimo's argument for keeping the Apple Watch Series 6 from customers in the United States is based on the fact that the blood oxygen sensor built into the watch is not yet to be used for medical purposes.
While the threat exists from the lawsuit, it is highly unlikely that the Apple Watch Series 6 will just disspear from store shelves in the United States. If you're paranoid and want to get one quickly, though, check out our list of the Best Apple Watch Series 6 deals.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.