Apple Licenses Swiss Railway Clock Design for Use in iOS

Posted October 12, 2012 at 2:10pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13350 views

Apple has licensed the Swiss Railway's clock design for use in iOS, according to a press release from the federal railway company.

For the use of the SBB station clock on devices like iPad and iPhone, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB and Apple have agreed and signed a license agreement. The parties have agreed to give the amount of the license fee as well as other details about the Convention any further information.

The Railway station clock was built in 1944 by engineer and designer Hans Hilfiker designed for SBB. It is a design icon, obvious matters in the digital age well. Special feature of the so-called "scoop dial" is the striking red second hand, which has the form of a signal trowel. To date, she is a symbol of innovation and reliability is an important identifying feature of the SBB and Switzerland represents


The company owns the trademark and copyright on the clock which it said Apple had been infringing on. No word on how much the licensing deal was worth.

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odedo1 - October 14, 2012 at 4:04am
who cares any way ?
KELSJK - October 13, 2012 at 12:40pm
I've got an iPhone 5 but It still has the old clock. Thoughts???
Faraday - October 13, 2012 at 1:08pm
It's only on the iPad....
DJNY - October 12, 2012 at 9:55pm
This stupid clock icon breaks WiFi in iOS 6.
john - October 12, 2012 at 5:34pm
Honorred!? are you nuts? apple will sue anyone they can, its only fair they are not allowed to copy. You crazy fanboy.
Teenager - October 12, 2012 at 3:55pm
Apple sucks! Even the trade mark is from beattles
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