Apple Licensing The Swiss Railway Station Clock from Swiss Federal Railways Now

Apple was accused of copying the design of the 1940s Swiss Railway Station Clock from the Swiss Federal Railways last month.  Apple started using the same clock design in iOS 6 for the Clock app.  Apple has now agreed to license the design from Swiss Federal Railways.  Apple licensed the design for “use on devices like iPad and iPhone.”  It is unknown how much Apple is paying the Swiss Federal Railways for the design.  The original design of the Swiss Railway Clock was by engineer and designer Hans Hilfiker.

Swiss Federal Railways


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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