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The code comes from a low-level iOS component called "iBoot" which is a trusted part of the platform. iBoot acts as a bootloader for the rest of iOS. Even though we're looking at an iBoot for the iOS 9.3, it doesn't mean that the loopholes or workarounds would be useless for the latest iOS versions.

It loads and verifies the kernel is properly signed by Apple and then executes it. Without iBoot, iOS wouldn't be able to start. However, it being an inherent software engineering process where existing codes have always originated or have evolved from codes in the past, hacking or such misadventure owing to the leak can't be ruled out entirely.

"Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked, but by design the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code", the company said in a statement.

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This iBoot code release just made the ice a bit thinner.

Moreover, with Apple's huge bounty for those that find critical bugs in iBoot - up to $200,000! - programmers could dig inside the leaved source code and help Apple with adding more patches to the next iBoot and make iPhones more secure.

Since Motherboard published the news, Apple has indeed confirmed that the code for its mobile phone operating system has been leaked online. Also, the reason this code is so vital as it is responsible for starting up an iOS device, or in other words, loads iOS in the first place each time the device is turned on. They may be easier to find now the iBoot source has been distributed. However, Apple did not explain how the source code ended up being exposed to the public. Apple used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to force GitHub to take the code down, but in doing so, basically admitted that the code was genuine.

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According to these sources, the person who stole the code didn't have an axe to grind with Apple.

In what is no doubt embarrassing for Apple, some portions of iOS source code have leaked online and the same could be hot property for hackers seeking to create jailbreaks of iOS devices. "It is not open-source", said Apple in its request, through lawyers Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

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