Apple Fires Engineer Over Daughters Viral iPhone X Video

first_img Apple reportedly fired an employee after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral.Brooke Amelia Peterson uploaded a vlog documenting a recent trip to Apple’s Cupertino campus, where her father, radio frequency engineer Ken Bauer, uses the unreleased iPhone X at the Caffe Macs employee cafeteria.During the family’s meal, Bauer hands over the 5.8-inch handset to Brooke, who shows off the edge-to-edge screen, digital notifications, upgraded camera system, and new Animoji feature.At Apple’s request, the video has since been removed from YouTube (watch a cached version below; jump to 2:05 to skip the mother-daughter shopping spree).“On Tuesday, I woke up and my iPhone X video was going viral,” Peterson said in a Saturday vlog. “I was on the trending page. There’s me, there’s Ellen DeGeneres,” she pointed. “It was insane.”That’s what happens when you post a video with the phrase “iPhone X” in the title.But the excitement was short-lived: Peterson claims her father was let go for violating company policy, which restricts filming on Apple’s campus.“I made this little, innocent video that was just supposed to be a fun memory of me and my family,” Peterson said in a teary appeal. “It suddenly went viral and 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.”Those other videos, however, were not shot on Apple property, nor did they feature employee-only QR codes and what appear to be codenames for unreleased products.“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. They had to do what they had to do,” Peterson continued.The blogger doesn’t hold a grudge against Apple and won’t stop buying iProducts. But backhandedly encouraged the company to “do a much better job [of] making sure that everybody is aware of the rules.”She also pleaded for Internet trolls to “please don’t hate on my father.”According to his LinkedIn profile, Bauer, a former Broadcom engineer, worked as Apple’s “RF Guy” for more than four years.“Apple really did like my dad, and they let him go because he broke a rule,” Peterson said. “So my advice to people out there is to just not overlook the rules when you’re in the workplace, or when you’re at school, or when you’re at home.”Cupertino did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img

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