Apple fires iPhone X engineer due to his daughter’s hands-on video
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Apple has dismissed an engineer after his daughter, Brooke Amelia Peterson, made a video that went viral on YouTube. She published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and get a hands-on experience with the unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked up by YouTubers and it spread even further.
Peterson filmed a video explaining what happened after her father had been fired. In the video, she explains her father violated an Apple company rule by allowing her to film the unreleased handset at Apple’s campus. Apple reportedly requested that Peterson remove the video, but it was clearly too late as the content spread further and further online.
Peterson's video /Peterson's vlog

Peterson's video /Peterson's vlog

The video itself may have seemed like an innocent hands-on, but it did include footage of an iPhone X with special employee-only QR codes and a note app which appeared to include codenames of unreleased Apple products. Filming on Apple’s campus is strictly prohibited, so filming an unreleased iPhone X is a definite rule violation.
Similar dismissals in the past have included a Microsoft employee who was dismissed after his son posted pictures of the Xbox 360 before its release. The Apple engineer in question had worked at the company for around four years, building the iPhone RF and wireless circuit design.