Did Apple pay $21 million to use the Swiss Railway Clock design?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 10, 2012, 9:31 PM
did not demand any payment from Apple and in fact, was honored that the Cupertino based company would decide to copy its clock design. SBB spokeswoman Patricia Claivaz said back in September that, "We're rather proud that a brand as important as Apple is using our design." Despite being so honored, Claivaz said in September that SBB would meet with Apple to discuss why the tech giant had used the clock design without authorization.
In the middle of last month, both sides agreed on a deal that would allow Apple to license the design of SBB's train station clock for its mobile OS. While the amount of money Apple paid to the railway was not disclosed at the time, on Friday global news agency AFB cited a Swiss newspaper in saying that Apple paid $21 million for the right to use the design.
Was it worth it? It certainly is a nice looking design and Apple definitely has the cash to pay it. But it still begs the question that SBB even wondered about. Did Apple think it was going to get away with using the design without paying for it?
source: AFB via CNET
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posted on Nov 10, 2012, 9:35 PM 12
Well that's normal, Apple now is a huge gold mine and every1 invoved will try to ... well... mine it. From now all we will see often that Apple makes huge ridiculous payments, but not so ridiculous for some people in Apple ruling class.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 10:05 PM 3
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Apple has way too much money so why do they think they need to sue anyone?
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 9:38 PM 2
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Apple is scared of Android manufacturers and Google, so they are doing whatever they can (suing) to stop the development of the Android platform. On another note, its bad for customers.. Competition is good for technology.. It keeps it advancing.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 9:49 PM 18
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A clock design is worth $21 Million, but technology that your device would not work without is only worth a tenth of a penny per device? Kinda makes sense. Apple always has been about style over substance.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 10:23 PM 21
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Apple isn't the saint all know it. They asking to close polish FOOD website because of it's name a.pl. This company have the only one connection with Apple - they are selling real apples for food. The end *.pl is national ending of web addresses so do Apple can say what to do or not in national scale?
posted on Nov 11, 2012, 8:11 AM 0
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Is there any keyboard App with Arrow keys in Apple apstore (I used in Android 2 years ago) Funny Question ha Just releasing my Anger over Iphone As i got an iphone 6 months ago Since than i miss my SGS every day
posted on Nov 11, 2012, 9:49 AM 0
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You can always switch back you know....
posted on Nov 11, 2012, 11:31 AM 1
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yes its true the so called applle co shpwed how they make easy money and every one now trying their luck. but be careful all these action of the companies will becomes and living example and this inturn will be used in fututre to make more money
posted on Nov 12, 2012, 2:14 AM 0
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