Comex and Apple Part Ways

Remember how more than a year ago, JailbreakMe creator Comex became an intern at Apple? Well, it looks like that relationship has turned a bit sour — but a year long run ain’t too bad for an internship.

Comex (real name Nicholas Allegra) announced his departure over Twitter, saying:

 

 

The “I forgot to reply to an email” thing is a pithy reply, and Comex talked to Forbes about what actually happened:

When I followed up with Allegra in a phone call, he explained that the email he forgot to answer was an offer to continue his employment at Apple as a remote intern. At Apple, apparently, offer letters are taken rather seriously, and Allegra soon learned that his had been rescinded. “I wasn’t too happy about it, but it didn’t seem like I was able to fix it,” he says. “So that’s what it is.”

Allegra added that his departure from Apple was more complicated than just a forgotten email, and that “it wasn’t a bad ending,” but declined to say more. He also wouldn’t say what he worked on during his two internships at Apple–one in the fall of last year and one over the past summer–but he said he enjoyed his time in Cupertino.

Comex is now off to Brown University, and will be focusing on his studies, and he probably won’t be working on any more iOS jailbreaks. Which is a shame, because a lot of people are waiting for a way to get into their iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 — and more hands on deck would doubtless help.

[via the Verge]

  • http://profiles.google.com/ericinmaryland Eric Weiner

    Sorry but what kind of professional fails to respond to a letter of employment? Especially in this economy and when being offered a “Gravy/ideal” telecommuting position.

    I have no pity for this guy. Hopefully he’ll grow up while at college.

  • http://profiles.google.com/faizan.amjad86 Faizan Amjad

    In the real world, an employer does not contact someone for
    continuing internship if there were reasons he should have been fired.
    Doesn’t make sense does it?