Apple and Corellium Agree on Settlement to Bring Lawsuit to an End

Apple this week dropped its long-standing lawsuit against Corellium, the security research company that provides security researchers with a replica of the iOS operating system, allowing them to locate possible security exploits within Apple's mobile operating system, The Washington Post reports.

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Apple filed a lawsuit against Corellium in 2019, claiming the security company was infringing upon its copyrights of iOS and iPhone. Last year, a judge dismissed Apple's claim that Corellium had infringed upon the tech giant's copyrights, claiming instead that Corellium was operating under fair rules.

While Corellium offers a replica of the iOS operating system that runs on the ‌iPhone‌, the security research firm says that it benefits Apple if anything. By providing security researchers with access to the same operating system that runs on millions of devices, security experts can find security vulnerabilities and potential exploits more efficiently, leading them to be fixed by Apple.

Citing court documents, The Washington Post reports that Apple and Corellium have agreed on a confidential settlement to bring the lawsuit to an end. Despite Apple's grievances with Corellium, however, the settlement does not include Corellium suspending the sale and distribution of tools used by security researchers.

Likely fueled by the lawsuit and the discussion around security research on ‌iPhone‌, Apple last year launched a program that would give security researchers access to specially configured iPhones for researching security vulnerabilities and exploits.

Top Rated Comments

Patchwork Avatar
19 months ago
According to a Washington post article from December last year, Apple did try to buy Corellium, but when that failed, they started legal action for copyright infringement. The fact they dropped this suggests they didn’t think they’d win - they’d already lost part of the copyright infringement case last year.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac4Mat Avatar
19 months ago
Funny isn't it how far Apple will go to protects its privacy and its intellectual copyright, yet its latest attempt to start a SURVEILLANCE system against its customers and reduce their PRIVACY and using children to bring it in, is appalling.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kung gu Avatar
19 months ago

Sounds like the terms of the settlement are being kept confidential and are not being released to the public. It sounds like Apple may have purchased Corellium.
I don't think Apple brought Corellium.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac4Mat Avatar
19 months ago
Have to question some of the dislikes, as they appear to be a dislike multiple times?
Apple won't give you a discount you know.

Let alone I posted a fact that Apple jump from a great height on any organisation or even individual when something is leaked or allegedly copied....yet apparently don't mind the idea of surveillance of others.

You can disagree with that all you like but history shows its irrefutable.

If you think I'm an Apple basher you could not be further from the truth. I've been with Apple kit since Apple II! Been in communication with the founders on more than one occasion, and with Steve several times, but it does no favours to Apple to acquiesce when they get things wrong, like we all do.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
19 months ago

Funny isn't it how far Apple will go to protects its privacy and its intellectual copyright, yet its latest attempt to start a SURVEILLANCE system against its customers and reduce their PRIVACY and using children to bring it in, is appalling.
Relation?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Armada2 Avatar
19 months ago

It sounds like Apple may have purchased Corellium.
Or maybe Corellium purchased Apple? ??
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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