Apple makes surprise decision to pause some Watch sales before Christmas over patent dispute
Apple recently announced that it will be pausing certain Apple Watch sales around the Christmas period due to a patent dispute. The company has stated that it has been forced to stop selling certain models of Apple Watch in Germany after a court ruled that it was infringing on a patent held by a German company.
The company is expected to resume selling the models once the dispute is resolved. Apple has not yet commented publicly on the situation but it is believed that the dispute centers around a patent that covers certain sensors found in the Apple Watch. It is unclear how the dispute will be resolved or how long it will take.
This decision by Apple could be a major setback for the company, especially given the fact that it is a popular time of year for people to purchase Apple devices as gifts. Apple will likely be dealing with unhappy customers who were depending on receiving their watches by Christmas. It could also hurt sales for Apple as other competitors may take advantage of the pause in sales.