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Apple fires infamous iOS hacker Comex

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2012 18:53 User comments (2)

Apple fires infamous iOS hacker Comex Nicholas Allegra, the infamous "Comex," has been terminated after his quick employment at Apple.
The 20-year old Brown University student, became infamous for jailbreaking all of Apple's iPhones and iPads and releasing Jailbreak tools, usually within days or weeks of their release.

Comex revealed his departure from Apple via Twitter: "So...no point in delaying. As of last week, after about a year, I'm no longer associated with Apple. As for why? Because I forgot to reply to an email."

Supposedly, Apple sent an employment letter asking Allegra whether he wanted to continue his time as a remote intern, which the hacker accidentally forgot to answer. The letter was soon rescinded. "I wasn't too happy about it, but it didn't seem like I was able to fix it. So that's what it is."

Allegra took the internships because, in his own words, he got "bored" with jailbreaking.

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2 user comments

126.10.2012 0:40

And Apple got bored with him.

227.10.2012 20:36

Originally posted by robertmro:
And Apple got bored with him.
I agree. Sounds like they were looking for a reason for terminating him, while at the same time blaming him for his termination. I mean, firing someone because they forgot to answer an email? Give me a break...

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