Apple licenses Swiss clock design

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Late last month it emerged that the design of the Clock application being used in Apple’s iOS 6 bore a striking resemblance to the design of the clocks used by the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB), raising polite accusations of infringement on the part the Cupertino company.

Apple has since licensed the design from the SSB, according to an announcement today, in a mutual deal between the company and the Swiss railway. According to The Verge the terms of the licensing deal were not disclosed but it likely isn’t a huge amount of money.

A portion of the statement released by the SSB reads:

For the use of the clockface on certain Apple devices such as iPads and iPhones, the parties have negotiated an arrangement that enables Apple to use the SBB station clock under a licence agreement. The parties have agreed that the amount of the licensing fee and any further details of the licensing arrangement will remain confidential.

Source: The Verge

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