Apple Licenses Swiss Railway Clock Design for iPad’s iOS 6 Clock App

Glad to see this was resolved but it should never have happened in the first place, especially after Apple just took Samsung to the cleaners on design and patent infringement. The Swiss Railway Clock design is as established as the iPod or iPhone so someone in the iOS design team would’ve (or should’ve) known it couldn’t be used without license.

I don’t think Apple did this deliberately. As the old saying goes: “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. I suspect it was just hubris within the design team that lead them to assume that the SBB would be happy that Apple “implemented” their iconic clock into iOS.