Apple Lets Go of iPhone Hacker for Not Replying to Email
Email offered to extend hacker's stay with the company and elevate his position as a remote intern.
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.