And, it seems, they were not accused in vain.
On the left in the screenshot is the Clock app in the tablet version iOS 6. On the right is a photograph of a clock at a train station in Zurich, Switzerland, but there are also clocks at many other stations. This design with a red second hand was invented in the middle of the 20th century by engineer Hans Hilfiker. The trademark and copyright for the watch belongs to the Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB). Apple, in turn, did not license design for your application.
SBB is furious. Apple obviously didn’t see fit to ask permission from the railroad company. “We are trying to contact Apple to bring the situation under control financially and legally,” SBB spokesman Reto Kormann said.
— Ulrich Rotzinger, Blick newspaper
Nobody says that design cannot be licensed. You can, as the local watch manufacturer Mondaine did:
By the way, it is Mondaine who intends to sue Apple. The railway organization has so far taken a wait-and-see attitude. [9to5mac]
And here is a comparison of the black options: