Nicholas Allegra iphone hacker Apple sacks iPhone hacker for not responding to email

Apple has sacked a hacker it previously hired due to his ability to jailbreak the iPhone, allegedly because he forgot to respond to an email.

Apple has sacked a hacker it previously hired due to his ability to jailbreak the iPhone, allegedly because he forgot to respond to an email.

 
Nicholas Allegra, known as Comex in the hacker world, set up the website JailbreakMe and earned fame and notoriety after he discovered how to jailbreak older versions of iOS. Apple wisely decided to get him on its side, but it looks like that partnership has now come to an end.
 
“As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple,” he tweeted. “As for why? Because I forgot to reply to an email.”
 
It appears that Apple had emailed him informing him that he was to continue with the company as a remote intern, but that when he failed to respond in a timely manner it withdrew the offer, leaving Comex free to pursue other opportunities.
 
Nicholas Allegra iphone hacker Apple sacks iPhone hacker for not responding to email
 
According to Forbes the departure involved more than just an ignored email, but the exact nature of what was involved was not revealed. Allegra claims it “wasn't a bad ending.”
 
Some are hoping this will give Allegra freedom to return to his hacking days, with many seeking a jailbreak for iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's mobile software. He is not so sure, however, citing possible legal difficulties due to his previous employment with Apple, which likely included a clause prohibiting him from hacking Apple software outside of the workplace.
 
For now he plans to return to college.