iOS 6ís iPad clock design looks very similar to the clock design owned by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The problem being that Apple never asked to use the design. In late September, the SBB made headlines all over the Internet stating that they would be getting together with Apple to discuss the matters.
Itís not too often that Apple is on the cruddy end of the stick. Apple is usually the one that goes after other companies for using their designs and then demands large sums of money in compensation. In the less-common instances that Apple actually is the one being sued, Apple usually has a dirty habit of slipping out of the situation unscathed. Whatís interesting about this case is that Apple isnít being sued in court, instead the SBB only wanted to negotiate.
Today, the SBB announces that both parties have agreed to licensing terms one-on-one and agreements have been signed. Apple will now pay the SBB to use the design, although The Verge reports that neither Apple nor the SBB have made public what amount of money Apple needs to shell out:
Originally Posted by SBB
Sources: SBB (translated) via The Verge