This is a sad day for jailbreakers, The lead jailbreaking hacker Nicholas Allegra(Comex) has now reported he has turned to the dark side and joined Apple as an intern. What this means for the jailbreaking community is that they have lost one of there best assit’s as Comex was behind jailbreakme.com which was the lastest and greatest way to jailbreak your iDevice.
He has given a quick quote to let everyone know why he has made the desecion he has made.
“It’s been really, really fun, but it’s also been a while and I’ve been getting bored. So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.”
Now i do have a small problem with that statement. If he has gotten bored at jailbreaking iPhones and the work involved, I really do wonder why he would go work at Apple, Which would inturn probably mean clogging up any exploits. That to me would probably be the same work and by that i mean looking for exploits in the first place. It doesnt shock me that Apple would hire him and not so much for his skills but because it means he can no longer work at hacking iDevices anymore.
I’m still not sure why Apple don’t like people jailbreaking there devices, It’s not like they make less money from it, Infact, I wouldn’t buy and iPhone if it couldn’t be jail broken. That being said i no longer use an iPhone but when i had an iPhone 4. There was no way i was going to have it non jailbroken and that my friend goes for alot of people. This will in turn have a negative affect on sales for Apple.
Lets just hope someone out there has the same abilities as Comex and is willing to put in the effort he did. It’s sad to see you go comex!! Bon Voyage!!