Apple paid Swiss rail $21M for clock design

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Published on November 12, 2012 with No Comments

Apple has paid 20 million Swiss francs or $21 million to the Swiss national rail operator (SSB) for using its iconic clock design without permission, according to AFP, who cited a Swiss paper.

Back in September, the SSB had argued that the clock used in the newly released iOS 6 had quite the similarity to their iconic clock design, created by SSB employee Hans Hilfiker in 1944. In October, the tech giant agreed to pay the lump sum to continue using the clock design on their various devices that utilized it. The clock design is also licensed to Swiss clock maker Mondaine.



Source: AFP