Apple Watch Series 9 Now Available on Apple's Refurbished Store in Select Countries

The Apple Watch Series 9 is now available in Apple's refurbished store in Australia and New Zealand for the first time since the device launched in September. These are the first countries where Apple offers refurbished Series 9 models.

Apple Watch Series 9
Availability will likely extend to Japan and the UK soon, as Apple recently added a grayed-out Apple Watch Series 9 search filter to its refurbished store in those countries. The search filter is only visible on these pages in a desktop browser, and it is possible that Apple will remove them following our report, as it has done in the past.

Apple has yet to begin selling refurbished Apple Watch Ultra 2 models anywhere.

It is unclear if and when refurbished Series 9 and Ultra 2 models will be available in the U.S. due to Apple's legal battle with health company Masimo. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last year banned Apple from importing and selling Apple Watch models with a functioning Blood Oxygen app after it ruled that the feature infringed on Masimo's patents. Apple recently appealed the decision in a 916-page court filing.

Apple could opt to sell refurbished Series 9 and Ultra 2 models in the U.S. with the Blood Oxygen app deactivated, as it is currently doing for brand new models. Apple would be able to reactivate the app with a watchOS update if its appeal is successful, or if it eventually reaches a settlement with Masimo to end the dispute.

Since the ITC's ruling applies to the U.S. only, the Blood Oxygen app is still functional on new and refurbished Apple Watch models sold in all other countries.

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sw1tcher Avatar
7 weeks ago

Ultimately the courts will decide whether they are or not✌?
Even if the courts reverse the ITC ban or the Masimo patents in question get invalidated, it still wouldn't make them a patent troll. It's like you don't even know what a patent troll is.

Patent troll (''): A patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming up with new ideas. Instead, trolls are in the business of litigation (or even just threatening litigation). They often buy up patents cheaply from companies down on their luck who are looking to monetize what resources they have left, such as patents.

Masimo created the patents in question; They didn't buy them.

Masimo isn't in the business of patent litigation. They're a medical technology and device company.

Masimo uses the patents Apple's disputing in an actual product (W1 watch).
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
7 weeks ago

sucks that patent trolls ruined the product
You keep posting that even though Masimo is not a patent troll.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)