Did Apple Hire a Jailbreak Tweak Developer? UPDATE: Confirmed


iOS 5 Notifications

With notifications rumored to be a big part of iOS 5, Peter Hajas, the developer behind MobileNotifier for jailbroken iDevices, has reportedly been hired by Apple.

According to RedmondPie, Peter made a tweet in late May to say that he was going to California to work at a “fruit” company, most likely Apple. Not only that, but he made a post on his blog to let everyone know that he’ll be taking a break from MobileNotifier to work on other things.

With WWDC just a few days away, more and more people believe that iOS 5 will incorporate a major new notification system. Should Peter Hajas be someone behind the new system, MobileNotifier may be a small preview of what we might see come Monday.

[via MacRumors]


RedmondPie has received a screenshot of Peter Hajas in Apple’s Directory System:

Monday should be very interesting.

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  • Morialkar

    this is getting interesting…

  • virjog

    I don’t understand why people don’t just look at his facebook profile and you can see that he listed himself as an intern at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, CA rather than speculating…He confirmed it himself already.

  • WVMikeP

    Don’t put them at the top of the screen.  The user would have to stretch their thumb in an inconvenient manner when holding the phone one-handed.  Simple ergonomics.

  • besweeet

    Not everybody likes Facebook.

  • virjog

    When it comes to an interesting story, I don’t think it matters what your sources are.

  • Wes


  • WVMikeP

    Yea the top is outside the normal comfortable range. Try reading “Tapworthy.”

  • besweeet

    I’m sure Apple’s thinking of all of this, so we’ll probably get the option to place them wherever.

  • WVMikeP

    Name one completely customizable UI they offer.

  • besweeet

    Who? Apple? iOS is 100% customizable (with jailbreaking, of course).

  • WVMikeP

    You just made my point.

  • Gamerz78

    Um… Do you have, like, really tiny hands or something?

  • Gamerz78

    Does anyone else find it troubling that Apple is apparently JUST NOW hiring this guy? I mean, if they’re about to announce revamped notifications for iOS 5, they would have to have been working on them for a while, right?

    I hope that they are hiring him only because they see the talent, not to work on notifications. Or else, they created something substantially similar and want to hire him so as not to get into legal trouble.

    I guess we’ll see either way on Monday.