This is why Apple Watch could be banned in the US

Apple Watch has been gradually getting more useful features since the release of the first series back in 2015. One of those upgrades, in particular, could see recent models barred from sale in the US, but despite the headlines, it's still way too early to write an obituary for the Apple Watch.

The issue stems from a patent battle concerning the smartwatch's electrocardiogram (ECG) technology. California-based medical device company AliveCor has accused Apple of infringing on its patents by including the ECG feature. Its case has just been given a boost, but a ban isn't on the cards yet (see our roundup of the best Apple Watch Series 8 prices for the lowdown on latest devices).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.