Apple Sues Corellium for Selling Replicas of iOS through Cloud

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Aug 19, 2019

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Apple is currently furious and suing Corellium, for selling the replicas of iOS to its customers through the cloud solutions. According to the company, Corellium LLC is selling the replicas of iOS to its customers on the pretext of providing access to the OS for security research purposes. Corellium is a tech startup that provides the Linux, iOS and Android virtualization on the ARM-based on the cloud network. Through the web portal, the customers of Corellium can access the virtual devices based on iOS, Android and Linux for security research and other purposes.

There are many reasons why the customers love Corellium for testing the iOS and other OS versions. Mostly, the users can access the virtually simulated devices like the iPad and iPhone, Compare the two versions of iOS for features, bugs and performance, and test the new app made for the operating system if the user doesn’t have access to the MacOS system. Apple had no issues when the company was selling the services to its customers, as it was legitimate. But when Apple got to know that they are selling the replicas of iOS to its customer, which is against the Terms and Conditions of Use for iOS, they started the legal process.

Apple is furious against Corellium for illegally allowing customers access to the virtualized iOS. Also, some of the founders of Corellium were linked to the iOS Jailbreaking scene, which Apple hates the most. In the lawsuit filed by Apple, the company accused Corellium LLC of the operating system, graphical user interface and other aspects of the devices without permission and also Copyright violations. On the other hand, Corellium claims that the main aim of the company is to provide the access to security researchers and white-hat hackers to find the vulnerabilities and report them to Apple, and not to exploit them for personal benefit.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.