Apple sacked its engineer after daughter’s iPhone X video goes viral

NEW DELHI: Apple has allegedly fired an engineer after his daughter’s video of an unreleased iPhone X went viral on YouTube, the media reported.

In the video posted earlier this week, YouTuber Brooke Amelia Peterson documented her trip to Apple’s campus, where her father is an employee and was seen carrying an iPhone X.

The roughly one-minute appearance video as seen below includes footage of an iPhone X with special employee-only QR codes.

A notes app was also shown on the iPhone X, which appeared to include codenames of unreleased Apple products, the Verge reported on Saturday.

It also includes several minutes of hands-on time with the iPhone X as also a close-up of the device’s home screen and the cover sheet notification screen.

Peterson claimed her father has been fired as a result of her video, which was in violation of an Apple company rule, which prohibits filming on its campus.

“On Tuesday, I woke up and my iPhone X video was going viral,” Peterson said in a new video. “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.”

“I have no idea how my video got so much attention considering how many other iPhone X videos there are out there from other YouTubers,” she added. “… 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.”

Apple very protective of its trade secrets, had reportedly requested Peterson to remove the video, but it was too late as the content had gone viral.

With IANS inputs