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Apple sues company for illegally replicating iOS

Turn and move we talk about cases of companies suing Apple (with an eye on Apple's billionaire teller), but that's not exactly what happened now.

It was recently the Cupertino giant that filed a lawsuit specifically against Corellium, a virtualization company for mobile devices, such as those running iOS.

In the lawsuit, filed yesterday in the South Florida Court, Apple accuses Corellium of infringing its copyright by illegally replicating its mobile operating system and some Apple apps that run on the iPhone and iPad.

It is worth noting that "copying" Ma's mobile system is precisely Corellium's goal, since such virtualization platforms aim to offer the look and feel of one system in another. However, the problem here is that the developer did it without proper authorization from Apple.

Corellium simply copied it all: the code, the graphical user interface, the icons all that, with precise details.

During the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas last week, Corellium emphasized that its "Apple product" is an accurate copy of iOS, even able to help researchers and hackers find and test vulnerabilities as if it were. Ma's original system.

The Cupertino giant has rebutted these claims and stated that Corellium's real goal is to “profit from its infringement” by encouraging users to sell crash information and other issues involving iOS in the market.

Based on information and belief, Corellium makes no effort to restrict the use of its product to good faith iOS research and testing. Corellium also does not require its users to disclose any software errors it finds to Apple so that Apple can correct them. Instead, Corellium is selling a for-profit product using unauthorized copies of Apple's proprietary software without limitation, including for the sale of vulnerability exploits in the open market.

Apple is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent Corellium from continuing to offer such a product that replicates iOS. In addition, the company also wants the developer to destroy all infringing materials collected and pay compensation for Apple's profits and attorney's fees.

via MacRumors