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Apple accused of iOS 6 clock design theft

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Apple has been accused of stealing the design of its new iOS6 iPad Clock application from a famous Swiss train clock created by Hans Hilfiker, leading copyright and trademark holder Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to seek credit and/or compensation for the alleged infringements. According to Swiss newspaper Blick, SBB licensed the design to a developer in 2009, and the clock appeared in a successful iPad and iPhone app called Swiss Railway Clock. Apple then cloned the clock design for the iPad application in iOS 6.


A photo comparison reveals the clocks to be nearly identical. Both SBB and its watch licensee Mondaine are currently contemplating legal action against Apple, though Mondaine has expressed interest in a non-legal solution that benefits all parties.

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Firstly, euro transit blows. Philadelphia has the best system.

Secondly, SBB just buys clocks, or used to buy them from vendors who made them. They in no way can or have the right to copy or copyright or own a clock design.  They are a dirty diesel railway which is privately owned. They are powerless.

Posted by What on October 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

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