1 year, 11 months ago

For how concerned Apple is with design stealing, they didn’t have much issue with copying the clock design. Apple has been involved in a legal dispute with the Swiss Rail over the use of their clock, brand named Mondaine, since Apple used the design in iOS 6. You can see a comparison of the two above, and it is prettly clearly the exact match. According to AP:

US tech giant Apple has dished out 20 million Swiss francs ($21 million, 17 million euros) to compensate Swiss national rail operator SBB for using its famous clock without permission, a Swiss daily reported Saturday.

For a total sum of $21 million, with 210 million devices on iOS 6, Apple paid out about 10 cents per device, as realized by 9to5mac. This payout marks another loss in a series of legal battles for Apple, preceded by the defeat against Samsung in the UK. Apple undoubtedly hopes that the worst of it will be over soon, but we will keep you posted.



  • Dark0rbits

    Why didnt apple just changed the design in ios 6.1?

    • TheFactsUnknown

      itll be too late theres a bunch of users who have ipad 4 and iphone 5 they cant make people update and also how about the people who own devices dont update?

  • http://twitter.com/lennonsan Lennon Sandak

    Apple has such good designers, why should Apple copy ???