An engineer who helped work on the iPhone X was reportedly fired by Apple after his daughter posted a YouTube video showing off the smartphone before launch.
Last week, YouTube user Brooke Amelia Peterson posted a video which included a trip to Apple's campus in Cupertino, Calif., where she said her father worked as a radio frequency engineer.
During the video, Peterson is shown holding the iPhone X and demonstrating use of the touchscreen and other videos.
In a subsequent video published Sunday, Peterson said she removed the video at Apple's request. "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," said Peterson.
Because of the video, Peterson claims Apple fired her father. In a tearful response, Peterson said her father violated an Apple company rule by allowing her to film the iPhone X while on Apple's campus. "It was an innocent mistake," said Peterson.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment. A brief clip from the video appears to identify her father as Ken Bauer, described as an "RF guy" on a profile found in LinkedIn. Bauer did not respond to a LinkedIn inmail asking whether he was the engineer who lost his job.
The iPhone X launches on November 3. Last Friday, Apple opened up preorders for the device, which starts at $999.
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