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Apple adds movies in the cloud for Japan, others

Apple has continued their global expansion of iTunes in the Cloud for Movies with the addition of eight new markets for the service. Movie fans in Austria, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Switzerland can now re-download content they've previously purchased in iTunes from th...

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Apple retail store coming to Basel, Switzerland

According to listings posted on Apple's job site, the people of Switzerland will soon have their fourth Apple retail store. The available job openings are currently for a manager, inventory specialist, and an Apple Creative, Genius, and Customer Adviser. The listings were first spotted by Swiss A...

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Did Apple pay more than $20 million for Swiss clock design?

Apple's iPad has a gorgeous Swiss-inspired clock that may have cost the company millions. According to a report in the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, Apple paid the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) 20 million Swiss francs (US$21 million) for the rights to use the iconic clock face in iOS 6. The ...

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Apple agrees to licensing terms over Swiss clock design

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Apple have reached a licensing agreement that'll let Apple use the SBB's iconic clock design in iOS 6. Last month, the Swiss national railway criticized Apple for copying the look of the classic clock face without permission in the clock app on the iPad. Eng...

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Swiss Federal Railways accuses Apple of copying its clock

Switzerland's Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (Swiss Federal Railway service) has accused Apple of copying its iconic clock in the new Clock app for iPad [Google translation], introduced with iOS 6. The Hans Hilfiker-designed clock has become a symbol of Switzerland itself. The newspaper article not...

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Swiss company SmartData sues Apple over Apple TV, iPhone

Another company you've probably never heard of before today is after a slice of Apple's pie. This time it's Swiss company SmartData, who claims Apple is willfully infringing its patent on a "modular computer" with the Apple TV, iPhone, and Remote app. As noted by Electronista, SmartData doesn't see...

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Plans confirm Swiss Apple Store

Slowly, but surely, Apple's plans to build a retail store in the Swiss city of Basel are beginning to shape up. As reported by ifoAppleStore, the site for the store was first spotted by Swiss bloggers almost two years ago. The bloggers at have now dug up blueprints confirming th...

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Swiss iBookstore starts selling books

Our readers in Switzerland will be happy to hear that Apple has finally begun selling books in the Swiss iBookstore. Up until today, Apple has only had free Project Gutenberg books available for download. notes that currently there are a few hundred paid books on the Swiss iBookstor...

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Switzerland leads in Mac market share around the world

The official Pingdom blog did a little research into Mac market share around the world according to StatCounter (all based on browser visits to a pretty solid sample of 3 million websites), and it turns out that Switzerland is the most Mac country in the world. OS X has a 17.61 percent market s...

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New Aussie, Swiss Apple Store openings

We've been inundated with emails today talking about the two international Apple Store openings. The first new store is in Zurich, Switzerland. Reader Greg sent us a link to his Flickr gallery with plenty of documentation of the new Bahnhofstrasse store. Here's a pic of part of the huge crowd just b...

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Geneva Apple Store opening photos

As promised, the Apple Store on Rue de Rive in Geneva, Switzerland opened this morning, and TUAW reader Sylvain is on the spot and sending in some great pictures. From the looks of it, the place is packed, the weather is great and everyone is having a good time. Meanwhile, we're still waiting for tw...

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Switzerland Apple Stores near completion

The Apple retail machine continues to move, this time across Switzerland, as three stores are nearly ready. ifoAppleStore reports that the store in Zurich's Glattzentrum shopping mall should be in business any time now, and they've posted some tantalizing spy shots. A second store is scheduled to o...

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iPhone news for Switzerland, Spain and Poland

Here's some good news for people in Switzerland, Spain, Poland who are awaiting iPhones. According to Fortune, all three countries may sell them soon. Earlier this week, Le Matin Online reported (linked page is in French) that Swisscom will be the official iPhone carrier for Switzerland. Coincidenta...

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Swiss Macworld Expo Cancelled

Back in February we mentioned that Macworld Expo was coming to Switzerland. Unfortunately, German language Mac site macprime is reporting (German) that the show has been cancelled. It seems that not enough exhibitors were interested. Sorry, Swiss Mac-lovers, you're always welcome at WWDC or MWSF; a...

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Macworld Expo returns to Switzerland

After many years, MacWorld Expo is set to return to Switzerland. TUAW reader Steve pointed us the news over at MacPrime. My German is pretty schreklich, but it sounds like May 22th is the day to be looking forward to in Zürich. German-speaking readers, please feel free to jump in and translate...

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