Apple Resumes Watch Sales as U.S. Court Temporarily Halts Ban

Apple won approval Wednesday to restart most sales in its $18 billion smartwatch business after a U.S. appeals court paused a federal agency’s import ban on some models of the device.

The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models, for which sales were halted in the past week, were once again available in stores on Wednesday and will return online Thursday, according to the company. They will continue to be sold in the coming weeks while the court weighs Apple’s request to stay the ban while its appeal is considered.