Last year Apple made waves for hiring a well-known jailbreak developer named Nicholas Allegra, but you may know him better as Comex. Allegra gained recognition for his prominent work in the jailbreak community, particularly on the JailbreakMe 2 and JailbreakMe 3 iOS hacks.
The developer worked at the Cupertino-based company for about a year, but his time at Apple has now reached an end. Allegra announced his departure via Twitter, saying:
“So… no point in delaying. As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple.”
He followed up that message by informing his followers that he wasn’t fired from the company, but simply “forgot to reply to an email” that turned out to be an offer to continue employment as a remote intern. Personally I would be pretty frustrated if I lost my job at Apple over something so trivial, but Allegra assures us that “it wasn’t a bad ending.”
So now Allegra, A.K.A. Comex, will be back on top of the jailbreak game, right? Well, maybe not. The developer has stated that he plans to focus his time on his schoolwork at Brown University, explaining that even if he wanted to get back into the hacking world, he might not be able to because of his former contract with Apple.
All in all, this is a very strange story. It’t too bad that Allegra missed out on continued employment at Apple, but I certainly wish him the best.