There’s a famous saying out there that goes: “If you can’t beat them, join them”. In this case though, it seems things are backwards in the sense that since Apple couldn’t beat Comex in figuring out how to Jailbreak their beloved iOS devices in a very simple, over-the-air fashion, the smartest thing left to do was to make him join Apple.
That’s right, 19 year old Nicholas Allegra -aka- Comex, the famous developer behind JailbreakMe.com, the most controversial and easy way to Jailbreak your device, just joined Apple. According to his Tweets, he’ll begin an internship with Apple as of next week and from the sound of his first tweet, it seems like this will be it for him and the Jailbreak world.
Hopefully, he left his secrets behind to other fellow hackers in the Jailbreak world, but that doesn’t change the fact that these are sad news for the community in general. Just to give you an idea of why he is important, Comex was sadly the only developer on the planet that was able to bring an untethered Jailbreak to the iPad 2. This makes the possibility of bringing that same freedom to the iPhone 5 and its A5 processor very slim. It seems Apple does just a little too much reading of Forbes, and their recent recommendation to hire the guy. Sadly if we compared the option of making no money for Jailbreaking, as opposed to getting a job in such a company, who can blame him for moving on? We hope you the best Comex, and thank you for such great years of service!