Apple ends former iPhone jailbreaker’s employment as intern

Apple ends former iPhone jailbreaker’s employment as internIn a recent revelation, former iPhone jailbreaker and Apple intern Nicholas Allegra - known widely by his online handle, Comex - told Forbes that Apple has ended his employment with the company last week.

During the course of a recent interview with Forbes, Allegra disclosed that he has lost his job with Apple, after having worked two internships with the company since August last year.

Allegra, 20, is a Brown University student and ex-iPhone jailbreaker who was hired by Apple as an intern in August 2011, after he gained fame with the JailBreakMe website which simplify the mechanism for the removal of Apple-installed protections from the handset.

Apple's employment of Allegra as an intern came at a time when he was one of the most high-profile members of the jailbreaking community, and frequently exposed the security flaws in the Apple iOS software.

About his loss of job at Apple, Allegra said that the company terminated his employment because he failed to send a timely response to Apple's email pertaining to an offer to continue working as a remote intern with the company.

Revealing that Apple withdrew the employment-extension offer as he did not give a prompt reply to the email he had received, Allegra said in a Twitter post, "As of last week, after about a year, I'm no longer associated with Apple"; and added: "As for why? Because I forgot to reply to an email."



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