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Apple Watches without banned blood oxygen features will go on sale Thursday morning

An Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the bottom of an Apple Watch Series 9.
Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge

Following a lost bid to halt a ban on selling its newest Apple Watches, Apple says it’s going to sell the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 without their blood oxygen features beginning tomorrow, January 18th.

The revised watches will be available from Apple’s website beginning at 9AM ET, and they’ll be available in Apple’s retail stores as well. If you currently have an Apple Watch with blood oxygen features, Apple says there will be “no impact” to those devices.

A court filing earlier this week confirmed that US Customs approved versions of the Apple Watches with the blood oxygen features removed. According to Bloomberg, Apple has developed a software workaround.

Here is Apple’s full statement from Apple spokesperson Nikki…

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