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Swiss railway says it’s ‘proud’ Apple is using its iconic clock design, still wants to get paid

Swiss railway says it's 'proud' Apple is using its iconic clock design, still wants to get paid

If you thought the new iPad clock app in iOS 6 looked a little familiar, you’re not alone. The design is a near-exact replica of the iconic Swiss railway clock designed in 1955 by Hans Hilfiker and since licensed for use in Mondaine watches. Not surprisingly, both Swiss railway operator SBB and the Mondaine Group have also noticed the striking similarity, and they say they’re now looking at ways to remedy the situation with Apple. For its part, an SBB spokesperson tells Reuters that “SBB isn’t hurt, but proud that his icon of watch design is being used by a globally active and successful business,”

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