Apple pulls Withings products from its stores due to legal dispute with Nokia
In a move apparently rooted in its antitrust lawsuit against Nokia, Apple has pulled all the Withings-branded health-centric accessories from its stores. The Withings products have been pulled by Apple from its online store and also probably from all of its retail stores all across the world.
As a result of the move, Withings-branded accessories -- like the Body Cardio Scale, the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, and the Smart Body Analyzer -- are not available for purchase from Apple's stores.
Customers' searches for the Withings' accessories on the Apple site show that the products are not listed for sale any longer; they have been removed by Apple from its stores in the last one or two days.
The apparent reason behind Apple's move to stop selling Withings-branded products in its stores is that Nokia is the owner of Withings health device firm. After a spring 2016 acquisition of Withings by Nokia, in a $192 million deal, the Withings brand has been integrated into Nokia's Digital Health division, which is spearheaded by former Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings.
Apple has pulled Withings' products from its stores because, with Apple and Nokia having recently filed patent-infringement lawsuits against each other, it is obvious that Apple does not want to continue selling Withings accessories in its stores.