Following the decision of the Comex to undertake internship at Apple, we all have many questions about his move and finally we have some answers. The Comex replied a lot of queries on a reddit thread. Comex indicate that money raised through donations were used for his studies. Specifically, the JailbreakMe 2.0 collected $40,000 and the JailbreakMe 3.0 approximately $15,000.
Detail the questions and answers:
Why an intern position though? It seems like you could carry a regular position at apple.(AstroZombie138)
I dont know if Id want to do that-Ive never had a job before and I dont know what its like-and I intend to go back to college soon.
Have you made any money from the [jailbreak] scene? (Jamesvdm)
Ive made a good amount of money through donations, which is mostly being used to help pay for college. JailbreakMe 2.0 was like $ 40,000; 3.0 was $ 15,000 (not quite sure why it decreased).
Are you optimistic about the future of the iOS platform? What features are you looking forward to next? (Iconoclaus)
My personal opinion: it will probably continue to beat the pants off its competitors in performance for a while yet, and Apples “take your time but do it right” policy on features will probably continue to make it a pleasure to use. But Im impatient: other platforms (WebOS) have a lot of fun stuff with no real equivalent in iOS.
After your internship with Apple and after iOS 5 is officially released, will you continue to support the jailbreak community by providing exploits?(Nishnasty)
No. (But Ill want to jailbreak my phone, so I hope someone finds them: p)
The jailbreak community took a huge hit when you left. Do you think the active players can outsmart you now that youre playing for the other team, or are you Apples final solution to their jailbreak problem? (Bitterorca)
There are a lot of smart people working for Apple already; maybe I can help, but I doubt I can stop people from finding exploits.
Do you have any regrets? (Bitterorca)
I should have worked on these jailbreaks more consistently, and released them more quickly; Ive had several exploits fixed on me that could have been used in a jailbreak if I was quicker at packaging.