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Apple fired Comex, creator of JailbreakMe, for not responding to an email. Seriously. The young hacker, and former Apple intern announced via Twitter today he parted ways with Apple after...
10-18-2012, 09:38 PM #1
Comex and Apple Part Ways
Apple fired Comex, creator of JailbreakMe, for not responding to an email. Seriously.
The young hacker, and former Apple intern announced via Twitter today he parted ways with Apple after nearly a year as an intern with the company. Forbes followed up with Comex (Nicholas Allegra) and discovered Apple had offered him continued employment at the company as a remote intern.
“He explained that the email he forgot to answer was an offer to continue his employment at Apple as a remote intern. At Apple, apparently, offer letters are taken rather seriously, and Allegra soon learned that his had been rescinded. "I wasn't too happy about it, but it didn't seem like I was able to fix it," he says. "So that's what it is."
Comex didn't comment on what he worked on during his two internships at Apple last fall and this past summer, and hinted to Forbes that there was more to his leaving Apple than a missed email. However, his email to Forbes claimed “it wasn’t a bad ending.”
The split does seem unfortunate for Apple considering the high-praise Comex garnered from those in the security industry and within Apple’s own ranks. Unfortunately for the Jailbreak community it doesn’t appear Comex will return to iOS jailbreaking (JailbreakMe 4 anyone?) as Allegra claims he’s returning to Brown to finish his studies.
The conditions of Comex’s employment at Apple likely prevents him from any future Jailbreak work. On Apple anyways. A cryptic Tweet sent out by Comex reads “I hear the Wii U is coming out in a month.”
Watch out Nintendo.
10-18-2012, 10:03 PM #2
Just goes to show you can be super smart and yet very dumb at the same time.
10-18-2012, 10:24 PM #3
Oh please, this was just a Apple playing Comex.
Comex should have known when Apple hired him and add condition to stop him from jailbreaking, he should read closer and adjust the condition to employment.
Then he would know to add a condition that he will stop jailbreaking as long as he is in Apple's employment, but will be free to jailbreak once he leaves. Without this Apple can terminate employment and still get what they want.
10-18-2012, 10:27 PM #4
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10-18-2012, 10:38 PM #6
Nintendo better watch out. Apple basically has their own version of a Wii U with the AirPlay Mirroring.
10-18-2012, 10:38 PM #7
I don't believe in coincidences. That being said, it seems to be rather good timing (for Apple) that Comex was interning when the 4, 4S and the 5 was released. The 5 has dropped and the same can be said of Comex. Apple played that dude.
Got what knowledge they could from him in securing the 5 as much as possible. Then dropped him like a bad habit.
I'm sure he signed some type of clause, as mentioned, that prevents him from jailbreaking (at least publicly). All he has to do is get down like a few others we've all grown to know and love then make that come back. ie Bruce Wayne, Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, etc.
10-18-2012, 10:42 PM #8
10-18-2012, 10:51 PM #9
Please come back to us, nobody has to know! We need you now more than ever...
10-18-2012, 10:55 PM #10
Right now there hasn't been a more talented hacker of apple than him, he is the only one able to create a jailbreak that didn't need a computer, or even a reboot. Sadly apple got the last laugh in the end as they have made sure there is one less hacker, for ever.
10-18-2012, 10:57 PM #11
Aww that sucks..
Just for clarification the emails are taken very seriously at apple.
10-18-2012, 11:03 PM #12
Hope this helps in getting ios6 jailbreak sooner than later
10-18-2012, 11:23 PM #13So you don't answer e-mails from your boss?
As a software and electrical engineer who would love to have that job, I'm glad you were terminated from Apple. All you have to do is play along with your employer's games and you'll have an awesome job for life... or just answer them and tell them you want to finish your degree before desiring a full-time job with them. Don't ignore an e-mail from one of the highest grossing companies in the world offering you a job...
just stupid, but I may be in the minority who actually wants to be an Apple Engineer...
10-18-2012, 11:41 PM #14
@DloodNreaper you're doing a lot to help. Thanks for the productive response.
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10-18-2012, 11:55 PM #16
Womp womp who cares. Galaxy S 3 is the sh*t. Absolutely dominates any iPhone.
10-19-2012, 12:37 AM #17
Now he has enough money to finish his studies, and a good CV. Well done ;-)
10-19-2012, 12:48 AM #18
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10-19-2012, 02:59 AM #20
Are you guys that slow ?!
Comex had an Internship with Apple, not a Million Dollar Contract !!
Do you think Comex is Intelligent enough to crack a smartphone but Dumb enough to Sign an Internship Contract that would prevent him to Jailbreak an Apple device During and After his Internship with Apple ?! Do you really think that ?!?! Maybe that's what YOU would do! Comex ain't stupid or dumb.
Comex Contractual Agreement ceased when Apple terminated their Contract (yes it was done with both parts).
For all we know, Comex is already Jailbreaking iPhones ... You really think he would sign something that would prevent him Jailbreaking an Apple device for 2, 3, 5 or 10 years AFTER leaving Apple ?! Man smarten up a little bit!
"Apple played Comex" well both of them played themselves or you really think he was there clocking his hours and doing assignments and **** ?! Comex now knows A LOT about Apple than any of us do and will use this to His (and ours) Advantage soon .........