Apple’s legal team has been busy.
Less than 24 hours after Motherboard reported that a leaked version of some iPhone source code was posted to GitHub, the iBoot files in question have been pulled down and replacedwith a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice.
At issue, explains a statement on behalf of Apple by law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, is the alleged “Reproduction of Apple’s ‘iBoot’ source code, which is responsible for ensuring trusted boot operation of Apple’s iOS software.”
The files had allegedly been floating around the internet since 2016, but their landing on GitHub was apparently a step too far for the Cupertino-based behemoth.
“The ‘iBoot’ source code is proprietary and it includes Apple’s copyright notice,” reads the statement. “It is not open-source.”