Apple Engineer Loses Job After Daughter Uploads iPhone X Hands-on Video on YouTube

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 1

Earlier this week, Brooke Amelia Peterson who is a daughter of a former Apple engineer had uploaded a hands-on video of the Apple iPhone X on YouTube. The Cupertino-based company not only asked Brooke to take down the YouTube video, but also her father has been removed from job.

Brooke’s hands-on video had already gone viral before it was removed. Some may feel that firing of an engineer is a harsh move by Apple, but the video clip revealed some confidential information of the iPhone X. It also revealed some codenames of forthcoming products from the company through the Notes app. Also, the video contained some sensitive QR codes that are meant for internal purposes.

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After the iPhone X hands-on video by Brooke was removed, she made a follow-up video. She claims that she was clueless about the fact that the video she had shot at Apple’s cafeteria violated the company’s rules. Brooke has also said that her father has taken the entire responsibility of giving her access to the iPhone X. Since she had no subscribers when she had added the video on YouTube, it seems that she may have shot the video just for fun.

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In the past too, Apple had reportedly fired an Apple engineer when he had shown an iPad 3G for a few minutes to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2010.

The pre-orders of the iPhone X have started on Oct. 27 in more than 55 countries across the globe. The entire stock of iPhone X was sold out in less than 10 minutes. The 64 iPhone X is priced at $999 and its 256 GB costs $1,149. The shipments of the pre-ordered units are expected to start from Nov. 3.