Apple Stock News: New Magic Mouse With USB-C Port
Apple Stock News: Apple is expected to introduce updated Mac accessories at its “Scary Fast” event on October 30, including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad with USB-C charging. These accessories may debut alongside a new 24-inch iMac with an M3 chip. While the design changes are uncertain, some minor revisions have been made over the years, such as braided cables and new color options. The Magic Mouse’s Lightning port location, a long-standing concern, may be addressed with the USB-C port in the new version. The event is scheduled for October 30 at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern.
No Apple Watch Ultra 3
Apple is not currently working on an “Apple Watch Ultra 3,” and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the chances of a 2024 release are decreasing. If Apple doesn’t start the project by December, it’s unlikely to happen in 2024. This delay may be due to the need for more time to develop health features and address micro-LED production issues. The rumored Apple Watch Ultra with a larger 2.1-inch micro-LED display is expected in 2025 or 2026. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 was released a month ago with notable improvements.
Apple Watch in Ban
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ordered an import ban on Apple Watches due to patent violations by Apple, but this ban is pending presidential review. Apple can also appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit once the 60-day review period ends. Masimo, the pulse oximetry company, initiated this action against Apple, claiming infringement on their patents related to health features in certain Apple Watch models. The dispute between the two companies includes accusations of employee poaching and trade secret theft by Apple. Masimo is seeking damages exceeding $1.8 billion and co-ownership of five Apple patents. Additionally, Apple faces another import ban in a separate patent dispute with AliveCor, a medical technology company. This ban is on hold while the validity of AliveCor’s patents is being assessed.