An Apple engineer who worked on the iPhone X has been fired after his pre-release version of the upcoming product went viral in a video, according to his YouTuber daughter.

Brooke Amelia Peterson posted a video where she visited her dad for lunch at the company’s Northern California campus last month, when she showed off some of the phone’s upgrades such as its camera.

Her father is seen in the clip, since taken down but still available online, saying he had “done the Apply Pay” for the device and playing with a talking alien emoji.

Though the phone features for little more than a minute, Peterson posted another video this weekend, and said that her father had been let go for breaking a company rule.

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Filming at Apple’s campus is prohibited, though the company has not commented publicly about the alleged firing.

Peterson said that she never expected the video to rack up the millions of views it did, and that was a “little innocent video that was just supposed to be a fun memory of me and my family.”

Peterson said she did not think her dad deserved to be fired for the short clip.

Peterson said she did not think her dad deserved to be fired for the short clip.


The sudden YouTube star said that she took down her viral clip as soon as Apple asked, but that her father still lost his job after he took “full responsibility” for it.

She said that her father would be fine, though broke down as she recounted the sacrifices he made to support her family and the online abuse that he has suffered since her brush with internet infamy.

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“I don’t understand the amount of hate that is in this world and it is a shame. If you want to call me names that’s fine but please leave my dad alone because he is everything to me,” she said.

Peterson added that she does not think her father deserved to be fired, but that she and her family do not have a grudge against Apple

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