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SBB is reportedly looking to make a deal with Apple, where the railway company will likely seek a licensing fee

They say "what goes around, comes around" -- and it looks like Apple is finally getting a dose of its own medicine in the patent infringement department.

A railway company in Switzerland, called Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), has accused Apple of copying its clock design for iOS 6. SBB said its company created that clock design back in 1944, and that Apple's new iOS 6 clock app is identical. See for yourself:

[Image Source: Cult of Mac]

"We are proud that this icon of clock design is being used by a globally successful company," said Reto Kormann, SBB spokesperson. "We've approached Apple and told them that the rights for this clock belong to us."

SBB is reportedly looking to make a deal with Apple, where the railway company will likely seek a licensing fee.

Apple just released iOS 6 two days ago, and also launched its iPhone 5 in eight countries today.

SBB's move against Apple comes at an interesting time. After a 1+ year-long battle with Samsung over smartphone/tablet patent infringement lawsuits around the globe, a U.S. jury found Samsung guilty of copying the iPhone/iPad for its Galaxy line. Not only was Samsung ordered to pay $1.05 billion USD in damages, but a court date on December 6 may lead to more product bans for the South Korean electronics maker. Apple is also looking to boost that $1.05 billion fine to $3 billion.

Source: Cult of Mac



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By Tony Swash on 9/22/2012 6:54:20 PM , Rating: -1
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A single drop test cannot prove that. That you believe it does only speaks to how much Apple has brainwashed you.


Ok - I understand - the guy was holding the phone wrong - I get it - you don't have to sound so desperate and angry about it.

What about this drop test?

http://youtu.be/K7e9ebi41Wc

Looks to me as if the Galaxy S3 is still falling apart in exactly the same way as in the first Android Authority video. What do you think?

By comparison in this drop test video the iPhone 5 looks just as sturdy and strong as in the first Android Authority video I linked to.

http://youtu.be/pMvE0lkunBg

In fact the guy has to literally hurl the iPhone 5 at the floor with a lot of force to break it.

So I guess that's two videos showing the Galaxy S3 falling apart when dropped and two videos showing the iPhone 5 to be a lot, lot tougher. But I guess none of them were holding the phones right.

Of course the iPhone 5 isn't just a lot tougher than the flimsy Galaxy S3, it's also a lot faster. Really a lot faster.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6324/the-iphone-5-pe...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410034,00.as...

But I suppose these guys weren't testing it right.


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