Apple will pause sales of its two newest smartwatches

Apple Is Suspending Sales of Its Newest Watches. What to Know

Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales will shortly be suspended in the United States.

Apple stores will stop selling the watches on Dec. 24

because of an ongoing legal battle with health tech company Masimo

The government organization in charge of trade-related mandates is the US International Trade Commission.

The ruling followed a January ruling by a US judge finding that Apple had violated patents owned by Masimo pertaining to technologies utilized in Apple's blood oxygen sensor system.

Apple is temporarily halting sales while the order is reviewed by the president in case the ruling is upheld.

The move was first reported by 9 to 5Mac on Monday  2

Apple has since confirmed its decision to CNET.