Apple tapped infamous iOS jailbreaker Comex for a remote intern position last year, but the relationship has now come to an end. Why? Well, as the man known as Nicholas Allegra to his parents would have it, the main reason was a neglected email. Speaking to Forbes, Allegra says that Apple sent a message with an offer to continue the internship, but he forgot to reply — which Cupertino apparently looks dimly upon.
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.)— comex (@comex) October 18, 2012
(As for why? Because I forgot to reply to an email.)— comex (@comex) October 18, 2012
Allegra did tell Forbes that there were other complications behind the departure, but didn't go into any details. He now plans to focus on his studies at Brown University, saying that his terms of employment with Apple "probably" preclude him working on future jailbreaking tools.