Apple is in trouble for copying Switzerland’s famous railway clock

Hans Hilfiker, an engineer, designed a clock face for the Swiss Federal Railways in 1955 that quickly became an internationally recognized symbol for his native country. Apple, with Wednesday’s release of iOS 6, used Hilfiker’s design as the icon for the clock application in the iPad. According to the Swiss site Blick.ch, the SBB (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen; aka Swiss Federal Railways) is “angry”. One of their spokespeople told the site that they’re trying to get in touch with Apple to discuss the financial and legal implications of the unauthorized use of their design. That’s all we know about the story thus far.

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Apple is in trouble for copying Switzerland’s famous railway clock
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