Apple has been suing since August 2019 with Corellium, a company that provides tools to create and operate virtual iOS devices, but has been defeated by a judge dismissed. The trial continued after that, but the two companies managed to reach an agreement, and it is said that Apple dropped the copyright infringement lawsuit against Coreium.
Reportedly, Coreium sends an email to the sales team stating that it will continue to sell virtual iOS devices, while the terms of the contract with Apple are confidential. Both companies are known to be awaiting an official statement on the matter.
Coreium software allows security professionals to run virtualized iOS devices for research purposes. In a lawsuit in southern Florida, Apple claimed that Corium could sell unauthorized copies of iOS and infringe copyrights, and that hackers could find ways to use Corium software to hack iPhones and iPads.
In addition, the Coreium iOS virtualization software is downloaded and used by the user using a software image provided by Apple for free.
At the end of 2020, a judge dismissed Apple’s lawsuit, arguing that the Coreium virtualization software was fair use to help uncover security flaws in Apple’s products and did not infringe rights. Since then, Apple has continued to demand an order banning the sale of virtual iOS devices, but it has barely been withdrawn.
It may be thought that it is unusual for Apple to lose in such a lawsuit, but according to court records, Apple attempted to acquire Coreium since January 2018, but the negotiations failed, and the circumstances in which the lawsuit was filed a year later ignored the odds of winning. analysis was.
Originally, the Korium virtual iOS product was sold only to businesses, but since the beginning of this year, it has become available for individual users as well. However, the dual-core CPU plan costs $99 per month, and the 6-core plan equivalent to the latest iOS devices costs $295 per month. Coreium states that each request will be individually screened to prevent the software being used for malicious purposes.
Coreium is well-known for its technology as the first company to release a tool to install Android on iPhone and Linux for M1 Mac. Related information can be found here.