Apple Pays $21-Million For Stolen Clock Design

November 12, 2012


Apple, a company best known for refusing to replace the glass on my iPhone for free despite me yelling, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? DO YOU? I'M THE PRESIDENT'S SON!" several times on the phone, has agreed to pay $21-million to license the iconic clock design they had previously stolen from Swiss Federal Railway for use on the iPad. I'm not sure whose idea it was to just take the design in the first place, but they probably shouldn't expect to get paid anytime soon. Haha, why's my paycheck pink?

Thanks to Carla and Ninja Puggle (are you really?!), who agree this is all pretty sad for a company that prides itself on design.

  • Laurent Maulin

    Aha Apple is acting like Samsung and co hehe marketing has become a huge jungle today unfortunately this is what will take place again in the near futur.
    Xperia Zr

  • tsk tsk, they should know better and considering asking permissions if they really want the design that bad.

    Moral of this story: It only hurts not to ask.

  • Girgear

    Wow! That's like what Apple earns in like... a week or something... I wonder if they paid in nickels.

  • What goes around... =)

  • Richard Flapper

    Well, at least Apple pays for stealing an idea. Samsung on the other hand ...

  • Suarga

    I sure wish someone would steal my ideas.

  • JJtoob

    Instead of a circle, they could have just used the Apple logo. On the calculator too, make the buttons in the shape of Apple's logo. BAM! No one uses them anyway.


  • LiteralStrawMan

    Not the first time they've been caught red handed stealing, they stole the design of the original iPod from Creative Zen.

  • luxlucetintenebris


  • grozz

    Im suprised they didnt just sue the swiss company and claim they thought of the idea beforehand.... sometime in the stone age

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