Apple loses the battle against Corellium for iOS virtualization

A judge in Florida ruled in the fight against Apple for virtualizing iOS in favor of Corellium. The manufacturer filed a complaint in August 2019, accusing Corellium of illegally replicating iOS and its applications.

Apple had requested that Corellium no longer be authorized to offer its iOS virtualization system. But Judge Rodney Smith disagreed with him. He believes Corellium has not violated copyright law. It also rejects Apple’s argument that the Corellium tool can fall into the wrong hands to facilitate the iPhone hack.

“By weighing all the necessary factors, the court finds that Corellium has relieved its burden of determining fair use,” the judge said. “Therefore, the use of iOS in conjunction with the Corellium product is permitted,” added the judge.

Last year, Corellium felt that Apple wanted to permanently remove the jailbreak with its complaint. The tool is actually used by some researchers / hackers to find security holes. For the company that offers the virtualization of iOS, the tool primarily enables errors to be found, which are then reported to Apple. This will allow the iPhone manufacturer to fix them with an iOS update.

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