The Cupertino tech giant, Apple came up with a lawsuit against the company that has been successful in replicating iOS, namely, Corellium. Moreover, iOS is the cutting-edge and revolutionary operating system for the iPhone, which changed the entire scenario of how people look at smartphones, and this dates back to 2007.
Ever since iOS came into being, some of the notable mobile OS such as Symbian, BADA, and BlackBerryOS have been out of business. Even the first few versions of Unix-like Android OS were sinking until Google bought the rights to recreate Android OS. Gingerbread OS paved the way for Google able to take the battle to iOS-powered iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Corellium created a virtual version of iOS in the conventional web browser which allowed people to check the security flaws of iOS. By the looks of it, Apple has enough of what Corellium is trying to do with the virtual version of the iOS.
As of now, Apple is accusing the upstart LLC Corellium, for selling illegal copies of its iOS operating system. The modern-day iPad Pro and iPhone X series devices incorporate iOS. Apple came up with the conventional yet potent copyright-infringement lawsuit on Thursday in Florida’s West Palm Beach. The lawsuit states that Apple is suing the LLC for curating the replica of the iOS along with Graphical UI of the OS, among other things.
The lawsuit is credible as Corellium did come up with the replica of iOS without taking prior permission of the Cupertino company. Now, Apple wants is a federal judge to put an end to all of the violations that Corellium has done.
A few days ago, Apple said that it would provide a bug bounty to researchers “with good faith” by offering $1 million to whoever finds flaws in the iOS. Moreover, the iPhone maker is providing custom made versions of its iPhone to the researchers with a legitimate background. However, Corellium took the challenge to a whole new level, and this is something that Apple does not favour.
In the lawsuit, Apple clearly states that Corellium is disguising itself as a provider of research tool. In addition to this, Corellium’s ultimate goal is to make a significant amount of profit from the infringement. As of now, Corellium is not assisting in fixing vulnerabilities, instead, the LLC is encouraging the users into selling any security flaw or information on the tech market. Ultimately, Corellium would sell the information to the highest bidder in the open market. Apple has had enough with the infringement and wants Corellium to pay for the misconduct.