Swiss Railway Accuses Apple of Copying Their Iconic Clock for the iPad

Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:01pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13894 views

The Swiss Federal Railway service (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen) is accusing Apple of copying their iconic clock for the iPad Clock app without permission, reports Tages-Anzeiger.

MacRumors notes that the clock was designed by Hans Hilfiker and has become an icon of both the Swiss railway and of Switzerland itself. The Swiss Federal Railways service does own the trademark and copyright for the clock.

SBB is the sole owner of the trademark and copyright of the railway clock. The railway company will now get in touch with Apple. The aim is a legal, as well as a financial solution. It is not right that one [Apple] simply copies the design.

Take a look at the resemblance below...

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Faraday - September 20, 2012 at 11:52pm
Death to the infade... Wait, I mean... Apple quite clearly ripped this off... I hope they have to pay more than Samsung did. I mean that had four whole round corners, but apple have ripped everything off this except the thickness of the hour hand and the length of the hour/minute hands... There is more in common than not... Btw I like apple products, I own pretty much all of them... So no 'Samsung lover' or 'apple hater' comments pls! :-)
dogs bollocks - September 20, 2012 at 10:18pm
Let me guess, Jonathan Ives was influenced but 'not copied' the swiss clock like he was influenced by Braun. Apple are just a sack of shit!
Faraday - September 20, 2012 at 11:59pm
Just saw the Braun radio... Ives clearly ripped that off! But I don't care, I'd rather have a decent mp3 player than a radio! ;-)
Simon - September 20, 2012 at 9:52pm
Copying and reinventing apps already available from Cydia! Look at you IOS map, it looks like a flintstone map.
gringo - September 20, 2012 at 9:43pm
I can't see a similarity at all. However, I was all confused when looking at a Galaxy S phone and my iPhone. And, don't tell me Galaxy S had Samsung written right on the face, because I couldn't notice that either... /s
Américo Oliveira - September 21, 2012 at 9:47am
you are not a fan boy, if you can not see the clock similarity, and can not see the diferences between the Galaxy S and the Iphone. YOU ARE BLID.
Tim Cock - September 20, 2012 at 9:38pm
Apple are retarded!
Austin - October 9, 2012 at 12:19am
More like "You are retarded!" Are is only when talking about plural. Apple, as it is a noun, is singular, so the correct sentence is "Apple is retarted."
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