One of the engineers of iPhone X has reportedly been fired by Apple after his daughter’s hands-on video of the device went viral.
In a recent video uploaded on YouTube by Brooke Amelia Peterson, daughter of one of the engineers of iPhone X, she claimed that Apple had fired her father following her vlog showing off the handset inside the Caffé Macs earlier this week. The video which unanticipatedly went viral, landed on YouTube’s top trending videos list but has since been removed without any explanation.
You can watch the full viral video here: (The Original video was removed from the channel by Apple)
Peterson said on her new vlog entry that Apple “let him go,” obviously referring to her father.
“On Tuesday, I woke up and my iPhone X video was going viral,” She said on her latest vlog entry. “I was on the trending page … My dad was a privileged engineer who worked on the iPhone X and he had one. After Apple released their keynote, after plenty of Youtubers posted YouTube videos, hands-on iPhone X videos, I made a YouTube video about the iPhone X.”
“At the end of the day, when you work for Apple, it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are. If you break a rule, they just have no tolerance.”
The vlog documented her trip inside the Apple’s Campus where her father is working and includes footage of her showing off the device’s new features. The innocent hands-on video also showed a notes app which appeared to have all the information of unreleased Apple products.
The iPhone X showed by Peterson could possibly be a pre-production unit. But even if it wasn’t, showing an unreleased device to public is strictly prohibited by Apple, especially that it was done inside Apple’s campus where there is a prohibition for unauthorized filming.