“Winocm”, a 17-year-old hacker, has taken to the Twitter to announce that he will be taking a job at Apple later this year.
The well-known jailbreaker declined to comment on what his new role at Apple would be, beside keeping mum on further details like his real name.
Hiding real names is a common practice amongst high-profile jailbreak hackers, who prefer being behind their online pseudonyms.
Winocm is an expert in reverse engineering iOS and this will undoubtedly make him a valuable asset at Apple.
Winocm was recently in news for helping Apple to put out a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 on older iPhones. He began working as jailbreaker in late 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 4S.
“I have been doing insane things with iOS since then,” he says.
He ported the core of both OS X and iOS to non-Apple hardware in November last year. The port allowed him to run the core operating system beneath OS X and the iPhone OS on a Nokia N900.
Winocm, in an email exchange with Cult of Mac, said, “I had to basically do exactly what Apple did when they were making iPhone OS originally. It’s really complex and hellish stuff. Usually they have a team of people working on this type of thing, but I’m just one person, not a team.”