Another famous hacker is joining the ranks at Apple. Following in the footsteps of jailbreak community members Comex, and Peter Hajas, jailbreak developer Winocm announced this afternoon on Twitter that he would be joining Apple.

It’s still unclear as to what capacity he’ll be joining Apple, but if the past is any indication, it’s probably for an internship—Just like Hajas, and Comex a.k.a. Nicholas Allegra. I’ve reached out to Winocm for a comment, but he declined to elaborate. It looks like he’s already getting used to the Apple culture…

As for what he will actually be doing at Apple, it’s anyone’s guess at the moment. He’s proven to be a multifaceted talent in the iOS community, whose most high profile projects involved a series of  jailbreak releases.

Serious congratulations to Winocm. He’s been nothing but classy during the times I’ve had the privilege to interact with him. I’m sure this was a big dream of his, and it’s well-deserved.

What do you think about Apple’s new hire?

  • Guest

    good luck to him any debs dream job

  • Ryan Shirlow

    Does this mean there’s one less jailbreaker on the scene?

    • Carlos Gomes

      This might also mean that Apple noticed how successful a lot of tweaks are.

    • abdullah575

      YES finally!! i whish the jailbreak killes for ever!!

      • siddique

        u r idiot…

      • Carlos Gomes

        Why would that make you so happy?
        I mean, you’re totally entitled to not using the thing, but… that’s the thing, just don’t use it at all.

  • Marcus

    Wouldn’t it just suck if his job was to read through iOS code and patch jailbreak vulnerabilities? Do you think Apple would ever do something like that?

    • max

      i guess this will be his job.

      • Eric Ortiz

        They’ve been jail breaking for years, if they wanted to stop it they would’ve done something by now.

      • grumpyfuzz

        That’s why they patch it? It is nearly impossible to make an exploit free operating system.

      • tstsr6

        How many sales would they lose if they actually made an exploit free version of iOS? Look at how much more popular Apple TV 2 is compared to 3… I dunno of this happened with the other versions of Apple TV but in the uk the price has dropped to £79 for the Apple TV 3 while the jailbreakable Apple TV 2 is still priced at over £100.

        But still I’m glad for him and his new job – he deserves to be rewarded for his talents

      • Taf Khan

        In the uk if you are lucky like me then maybe you too will pick up an ATV 2 at your local cash converters for £30. 😀

        ATV2 fetches £200 often on eBay.

      • tstsr6

        OMG I am gonna go look for a cash converters first thing tomorrow!

      • Martin

        PS Vita £10 mate, perfect condition 😉

      • Taf Khan

        Cash converters have not a clue about tech, pap or ps vita, it’s all the same to cah converters staff. You can often get a steal on laptops also, they don’t have a clue..

      • Martin

        Yeah it’s awesome 😀

      • Glenn DolFan Baptista

        If you find me one I’ll pay you for it

      • Palmer Paul

        lol… One thing that JBers always fail to realize is that Apple doesn’t give much of a f*** if they lose us as customers. No matter how many JBers you think there are, there are probably 50 times more people who never even heard of the term “jailbreak” (unless they watch crime shows).

        The ATV is a very special case, as its not a popular machine to begin with. Because of the small sample size, it’s not a good gauge of the size of the JBing community in comparison to the entire Apple customer base. Additionally, the device is basically pointless unless it’s JBen, and so only JBers would buy it, as opposed to the iPhone, which even un-JBen is an incredible device.

      • Guest

        iOS is made by humans. Humans are imperfect, so it is iOS. There will always be vulnerabilities, some harder to find than others, but there will always exist.

      • Tom García

        iOS is made by humans. Humans are imperfect, so it is iOS. There will always be vulnerabilities, some harder to find than others, but they will always exist.

    • grumpyfuzz

      Yes, Apple doesn’t want you to jailbreak.

    • Mike

      Well, he’s going for an internship program right? I think it’s safe to assume that he didn’t join apple to “patch” future exploits. Or, this might not even have to do with anything related to iOS. Who knows?

    • Rowan09

      It’s not possible to patch all exploits. Don’t you think Apple knows how to patch a jailbreak once it’s released?

  • Billy Lee Sommerville

    good luck to him any devs dream job

  • butterfield

    It’s great Apple is hiring people are are clearly doing things that the people who buy their products like.

  • Merman123

    Apple retail stores ? lol JK. Congrats to him !

  • Tom

    And he is only 17.

  • M Last

    good for him,bad news for us

  • Antzboogie

    Congrats to him! I just hope he doesnt snitch us out.

  • i suppose only one thing: if this will continue, no new jailbreaks will appear. EVER.

    • Carlos Gomes

      Make way, here comes a doomer!

  • Martin

    Congratulations to him. Hopefully he gets hands-on the iOS code and MAKE some vulnerabilities for jailbreak x) (of course that ruins security)

  • Cool

    Awesome for him!

  • jack

    probably as some noob intern making coffee all day

    • Smallcut Powers

      I’m not sure if that was a joke, but it was hilarious.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    It always seems funny to me that Apple would allow these hackers to intern or join the company. Maybe Apple paying them to give up hacking iDevices . Even learn some of there methods on how to hack iOS. Maybe Apple using its own internship has a cover-up method to pay them off.

    • Rowan09

      Any tech company wants to hire the best and brightest hackers. Apple isn’t stupid, they are aware people jailbreak their devices, they probably have a jailbroken device getting ideas.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        I Agree 100%, but what we don’t know is he be pay off by Apple. So I ask the question is Apple using the job has a cover up way to pay off hackers.

  • Maxim∑

    He shouldn’t have announced that. Apple typically wants security related “job” offers kept private. He most likely is getting an internship

  • Marly Marl

    as long as iH8snow doesnt work for apple the jailbreak community will be ok

  • onebyone_

    Hey Winocm, leave an open window for us in the next iOS 😉

  • Zod

    if you can’t beat them, hire them

  • Taf Khan

    Bring back Geo Hot…

  • T1pst3r

    I wish comex get back to jailbreak community! I really miss his jailbreak, swipe to jailbreak. That’s a hassle free jailbreak no apps no tools no computer. Just your device!

  • suttonmontreal

    There we go again ” the Cat and the Mouse”

  • tw23777

    and hes younger than 18… I feel stupid now :/
    Congrats to him though!

  • abdullah575

    so there will be no jailbreak from winocm!! in the future!!

  • Svs

    When you restore your idevice with itunes, itunes will try to fetch shsh blobs from cydia multiple times. This shows that apple care about how many device are jailbroken. If its only 1% they can just shut jailbreak down ,if its over 50% shutting down jb will certainly hurt sales but letting jailbreak live means piracy hack etc. and yes i know that there’s a problem on fetching shsh blobs from cydia but i’m sure apple have found another way(or they simply don’t care now :P)

    Source:i0nic’s tweet

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  • Luis Barbosa

    if you can’t fight against them, join them

  • Zeus

    I think he was getting close to being finished with his project of porting ios to non apple devices and apple came in and swooped him up before he finished.

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    • Eric Wayne

      i have tried him he is the best he helped me hack my cheating girlfriend.