Apple paid a royalty fee to the Swiss watchmaker Hans Hilfiker because of the icon for the öd clock iker application in the new mobile OS version of iOS 6. Hans Hilfiker is a brand owned by Swiss Federal Railways, which mainly produces the Mondaine watch model for railway stations in Switzerland. Mondaine model, which is produced with both watch and station clock version, was used by Apple as a symbol of clock application without permission. Following the introduction of this issue, Apple and Hans Hilfiker after negotiations between Apple, the Swiss company has agreed to pay the license fee.
According to a statement made by the Swiss Railways, the agreement between the parties on Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, the Hans Hilfiker Mondaine said it was allowed to use the watch model. This is the first time in the history of iOS mobile operating system, such as Apple, the official figure paid for this agreement will not be announced.