In 2019, Apple filed a lawsuit in Florida against Corellium, a company that develops and sells an iOS virtualisation service for security researchers and journalists.

Corellium's service allows iOS to be run virtually while adjusting various parameters, a useful function that lets researchers look for security flaws in a controlled and secure way without having to resort to jailbreaking an iPhone. Apple alleged in its lawsuit that Corellium had infringed the company's copyright and violated the US DMCA law.

Last December, the judge in the case struck out the first point, on the basis that Corellium had clearly shown that its use of Apple's copyrighted code fell within the scope of "fair use". The second point remained and would have gone to trial next week, but now the Washington Post reports that the companies have agreed a settlement instead.

Neither Apple nor Corellium has offered any comment on the case or the terms of the settlement at this point, but an email sent out to employees of the latter firm makes it clear that the virtualisation service will continue to be sold.

Court documents also reveal that in 2018 Apple tried to buy Corellium.

This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.