Apple reportedly hires MobileNotifier Coder

Additional clues emerge that suggest Apple is tweaking its upgrade notification process

Sure, we've all heard that widgets and better notifications may be headed for iOS 5, but it looks like an allegedly new (and notable) Apple employee may further confirm that notification changes are in Apple's future.

Redmond Pie is reporting that Peter Hajas, lead developer of MobileNotifier, a notification tweak for jailbroken iOS devices, might be on Apple payroll.

Redmond Pie's detective work is impressive. The site caught Hajas tweeting about working for a California "fruit" company. The site also got an unconfirmed screenshot from a source inside Apple that lists Hajas in the Apple Directory System as an "iOS & Framework employee."

That doesn't exactly confirm things, but it is intriguing. Hajas left a note on his blog saying he was taking a break from MobileNotifier but it wouldn't be hard to figure out what he is up to now.

"I can't say why, but it's worth it. Trust me. If you look around hard enough, you'll probably figure it out," he said on his blog, peterhajas.com.

What does it all mean?

If Hajas is helping Apple with updated notifications for iOS, the official update from Apple could end up looking an awful lot like MobileNotifier. Then again, if Apple is just now snatching up Hajas, it either means that updated notifications might not make it into iOS 5, Apple already has its own plans in the works or Hajas will be working on something unrelated to notifications.

This speculation just may lead to another case of we'll-have-to-wait-for-WWDC-for-answers syndrome.

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