Apple paid 21 million $ to use a clock designed at the Swiss Railway station.

Saturday's report claims that Apple had to pay about $ 21 million to obtain a license for a clock that is used in iOS 6 operating system. Design is made in the style of Swiss railway station. According to the global news agency AFP, Apple has agreed to pay $ 21 million to the train service, known as SBB, in order to obtain clock design in iOS 6 on the iPad.

The original style of the clock was designed by SBB employee, Hans Hilfiker in 1944, and was recognized by the Museum of modern art in New York as well as London Design Museum, as an example of the sign design of the 20th century.

In September, it was reported that Apple used clock design without company approval. Thus, the two companies should reach a certain agreement. The Swiss railway service has denied allegations that it demanded compensation, however, SBB reported that it was proud that a company such as Apple decided to use such clock design.

"It's not just about exchanging money, rather drawing up a contract stating where the logo can be used, under what conditions and for how long," announced SBB spokeswoman Patricia Claivaz.

In mid-October it was announced that the two companies reached an agreement, although the terms of the deal were unknown.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 11, 2012. 19:06

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