It looks like Apple has recently hired Peter Hajas, lead developer behind the popular iOS jailbreak tweak MobileNotifier, as an "iOS Apps & Frameworks" employee.
Hajas announced his departure from development on MobileNotifier in a blog post ending with a reference to Steve Jobs' closing remarks at his 2005 Stanford commencement speech saying "stay hungry and stay foolish". This tipped off iPhone Download Blog who speculated he may be heading to Apple, and sure enough he's been confirmed as an intern at their Cupertino headquarters.
We're guessing any changes to notifications would come from Rich Dellinger, who left Palm and returned to Apple about a year ago. Many know Dellinger as the mastermind behind the slick and unobtrusive WebOS notification system, which has been hailed by many in the smartphone community as the one of the best notifications UI on any current platform.
However, we're looking forward to seeing what Hajas can do for iOS and congratulate him on getting the job! Could this mean Apple is taking a better look at Jailbreak