Apple engineer reportedly sacked after daughter's viral iPhone X video

Earlier this week, a video was uploaded to YouTube by Brooke Amelia Paterson which showed off the iPhone X. The footage was apparently captured in the cafeteria of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino but was taken down by Paterson after a request by the company. While the amateur overview of the flagship smartphone didn't really cover anything that hadn't been revealed in Apple's unveiling of the device back in September, codenames of unreleased products contained within the Notes app may have been inadvertently shown off.

In a new video uploaded by the YouTuber, Peterson has stated that her father, an RF engineer, has been let go by the Cupertino giant. Despite her plea of ignorance that recording video on company premises was a violation of company policy, Peterson's father took full responsibility for the unauthorized video.

Speaking about the turn of events, the YouTuber said:

"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."

Despite the unfortunate outcome for the engineer, Peterson has said that she isn't mad at Apple and that it hasn't deterred her from buying the company's products. However, it remains a timely reminder for employees in privileged positions, particularly in tech companies, that any contravention of social media and video recording policies can carry some very serious consequences.

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