Security research firm Corellium has enabled the virtualisation of iOS devices on individual accounts.
Corellium won a lawsuit filed against it by Apple in December which led to this week’s policy change.
In the lawsuit, first filed in 2019, Apple alleged Corellium’s virtualisation violated copyrights relating to iOS, iTunes, and UI. However, the court ruled in Corellium’s favour after deeming the company’s virtualisation comes under fair use.
Virtual iOS devices can now be accessed using individual accounts for the CORSEC platform. Previously, virtual iPhone and iPad devices were only available for Enterprise accounts.
Corellium pitches its solution as equipping “developers with the tools they need to advance the ecosystem of ARM technologies.” As fully-virtualised iOS devices, they feature real bugs with real potential exploits.
Individual pricing for the service is on a monthly basis based on how many CPU cores you need or can be paid for on an hourly basis at a current rate of $0.25/hour per active CPU core.
Anyone who wants to get started with the solution is required to be vetted as part of the company’s efforts to prevent the software being used for malicious purposes. Corellium says it has both declined sales and terminated customer accounts for violating terms.
As part of the vetting process, interested parties will need to provide a use case and provide credit card information prior to accessing a free trial to assist with identity and location verification.
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