Apple Lets Go of iPhone Hacker for Not Replying to Email

Apple has parted ways with a notable iPhone jailbreaking hacker due to the latter failing to respond to an email.

Nicholas Allegra, otherwise known as Comex, was hired by Apple due to JailBreakMe, which allows users to carry out a straightforward process through a website that simplifies the process of removing protections from one's iPhone.

However, Apple decided to let go of the 20-year-old last week as he failed to respond to an email offering to extend his employment.

"So... no point in delaying. 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."

The e-mail in question contained an offer from the firm to extend his employment as a remote intern. "I wasn't too happy about it, but it didn't seem like I was able to fix it," he told Forbes. "So that's what it is."

Allegra, who played an integral part in the jailbreaking community, constantly publicized security vulnerabilities found in iOS.


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  • mazty
    sixdegreeSomeone at Apple should whip out their iPhone and call this guy back. It wouldn't cost them more than a few cents and a minute of their time.

    If he can't even reply to what's a pretty important email, I'm sure he's not going to be brilliant around the office.
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    maztyWelcome to the real world. Proving once again that being good at programming tends to negatively affect social skills...

    Welcome to the real world indeed.

    But I know many programmers that have excellent social skills. Granted... probably the only reason I know them is because they have the social skills they need to move up in their respective companies. But hey, that's true with nearly every position with nearly every company.
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  • sixdegree
    Someone at Apple should whip out their iPhone and call this guy back. It wouldn't cost them more than a few cents and a minute of their time.
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  • mazty
    Welcome to the real world. Proving once again that being good at programming tends to negatively affect social skills...
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  • sixdegree
    Someone at Apple should whip out their iPhone and call this guy back. It wouldn't cost them more than a few cents and a minute of their time.
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  • mazty
    sixdegreeSomeone at Apple should whip out their iPhone and call this guy back. It wouldn't cost them more than a few cents and a minute of their time.

    If he can't even reply to what's a pretty important email, I'm sure he's not going to be brilliant around the office.
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