Brooke Amelia Peterson, an Apple Engineer’s daughter released a video in which she talks about the new iPhone X. It wouldn’t be a problem if the iPhone X was released but it was just before the official Pre-Order.
Her dad had worked at the company for around four years as a radio frequency engineer on the iPhone X, and while Brooke was visiting last month, he gave her an early look at the device. She filmed it, and last week, shared that video on her YouTube channel. Apple wasn’t happy with this and asked Brooke to remove the video from YouTube.
Unfortunately, Apple couldn’t tolerate this escapade so they fired her dad. Apple is trying to stop their employees to leak valuable information so they probably set an example with this one.
The video may have seemed like an innocent hands-on, but it did include footage of an iPhone X with special employee-only QR codes. A notes app was also shown on the iPhone X in the video, which appeared to include codenames of unreleased Apple products. Filming on Apple’s campus is strictly prohibited, so filming an unreleased iPhone X is a definite rule violation.
Since then the girl has posted another video and she makes it clear that they are all doing fine, her dad will be ok, and they understand Apple’s position. He knows he broke his NDA and accepts the outcome, which seems like a positive take on the experience.