Apple Watch sales ban … how did this happen?!? [The CultCast]


Apple Watch banned - The CultCast episode 626
We honestly never thought this day would come. What's next for Apple Watch?
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: You maniacs! You blew it up! A patent dispute nukes Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra from Apple’s website. And by Christmas, the smartwatches will disappear from Apple Store shelves in the United States.

Who knew it would come to this? And what’s next for Apple Watch in this long legal battle?

Also on The CultCast:

  • There’s more bad news for Apple Watch fans. A redesign might render your Apple Watch band collection obsolete!
  • Two luxury automakers show off next-gen CarPlay interfaces, and they look awesome.
  • We’ve got more picks for the best stuff of 2023.

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This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace) and Cult of Mac writer D. Griffin Jones (@dgriffinjones).

Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:

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Best of 2023

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