Apple's simple solution to patent dispute

Delete the Apple Watch's Blood Oxygen app!

Apple found an incredibly simple way to sidestep the complex patent case that triggered an import and sales ban on new Apple Watch models.

Showing a cleverness and cunning that Steve Jobs would be proud of, Tim Cook stepped in and came up with a sly but simple solution.

And while the wearables are back on sale after a temporary pause, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on watchOS updates for a while.

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Some people say, “Give the customers what they want.” But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, ‘A faster horse!’ ” People don’t know what they want until you show it to them. That’s why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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