As key iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd revealed that he had visited Apple. Apple having given him a security badge with his alias. The subject of the trip wasn’t mentioned, but the host was clearly aware of his role in jailbreaking iOS devices.
Apple’s steps have pointed to a strategy of courting those in the hacking community as a source of talent, more so even than Google or other firms where it would be expected. Its reasons aren’t known, but it may be looking to more permanently close the exploits that allow jailbreaks or to get more programmers familiar with low-level or web code.