Apple 'fires engineer' after daughter's iPhone X hands-on video goes viral


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.

Cupertino, Calif. -based Apple showed off the iPhone X, along with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and other new products, at a media event in September.

The iPhone X has gone on sale, so naturally there is an official fix price list released should you need to fix the device, and since it is an iPhone X, you are not going to expect any friendly prices.

Peterson noted that her family is not upset with Apple and that her father takes full responsibility for the "innocent mistake". She never intended this to be a big journalistic scoop, stating in the subsequent update video that "I had no subscribers, I had no views, but I don't care: I love to make videos... it was just supposed to be a fun memory of me and my family".

Everything sounds great for the end consumers that have placed an order for the iPhone X but they won't be happy to know that getting the iPhone X may take longer than usual.

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On his LinkedIn page, Bauer, who previously worked at Broadcom before coming to Apple in August 2013, was a self-described "RF guy" at Apple. The only request that the social media user had was for people to stop abusing her father for his involvement in letting the video being filmed.

His daughter Brooke uploaded a YouTube video of her trip to visit him at Apple campus, which featured a close-up look at the iPhone X weeks before its official launch. It turns out that this didn't exactly fall within Apple's employee guidelines, so the engineer has reportedly been let go.

After posting a video showing some early hands-on time with iPhone X, YouTube channel Booredatwork also shared a quick tutorial on how to setup Face ID.

The Apple Care warranty lasts two years and also covers the replacement costs of batteries which "retain less than 80 per cent of their original capacity".