An Apple Engineer Was Allegedly Fired After His Kid Posted Video Of The iPhone X

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A Youtuber posted a pretty standard vlog last week that featured a day of shopping and visiting her dad at work. The problem? It seems that her father was an engineer at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, and her video of his iPhone X might have gotten him fired.

Gizmodo reports that Brooke Amelia Peterson's initial video— which she dutifully removed but which naturally will live on the internet forever— showed her eating lunch with family at Apple's employee cafeteria and poking around on her dad's phone.

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Though we've seen plenty of the iPhone X by now, it seems that Peterson's video still broke a number of rules:

Apple has a strict policy on how employees are expected to handle confidential in-house information, and Peterson's footage featured both private employee-only QR codes and a notes app with product codenames. As Engadget noted, Apple also has a "general prohibition of recording video on campus" to prevent the leak of corporate secrets. Caffè Macs in particular is supposed to be a secure, private area where employees can chat without fear of being filmed, per 9 to 5 Mac.

Yesterday Peterson posted a tearful follow-up saying that her dad was let go because of the video, but that neither one of them was angry at the company. Moral of the story? Don't mess with Apple.

From: Esquire