Apple Reportedly Dismissed An Engineer After His Daughter’s iPhone X Hands-On Video Went Viral
A few days ago before the iPhone X went up for pre-orders, a hands-on video of the device was published on YouTube. The video seemed to have reached a vast number of audience as it had lasting effects. The company has reportedly requested that Paterson remove the video. The video blog (vlog) was published by Brooke Amelia Paterson that included a footage of the new Apple campus and a short hands-on video of the iPhone X. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the video.
Apple Fires Engineer After His Daughter Posted An iPhone X Hands-On Video On YouTube
Paterson’s trip to the Apple campus was to visit her father who was working as an engineer on the RF and wireless circuit design of the iPhone X. At that time, since the iPhone X was not launched, Paterson managed to get her hands on Apple’s premium flagship smartphone. She also showcased the iPhone X on her video, playing around with some of the new features.
As it seems, Paterson has published another video on YouTube in which she details about her father. The video also explains a little backstory to her own life and that her father, who was working on the iPhone X, has been fired. According to Paterson, her father’s dismissal is due to the fact that he violated the rules set by Apple. To begin with, filming was not allowed on the Apple campus. Moreover, filming an unreleased product is definitely a code violation.
The video not only shows the iPhone X, but the sensitive data was visible as well. We could see the special employee-only QR codes and the Notes app was also shown in which there appeared to be codenames of the unreleased Apple products. After the video went viral, the company requested that Paterson should take the video down. However, the internet does what it does best, the video was quickly spread out and it gathered quite a traffic before it was taken down. Check out Paterson’s new video for more details on the scenario.
This is not the first time that we’re seeing the dismissal of employees over such an issue. Previously, Microsoft also fired an employee after his son posted the picture of the unreleased Xbox 360. Apple has yet to comment on it, so no official conclusions can be made at this point. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the dismissal of an Apple employee after his daughter’s video blog went viral? Share your views in the comments.
Source: The Verge