When Brooke Amelia Peterson’s father, then an engineer at Apple, decided to show his daughter the iPhone X, he probably didn’t think it would be a move that would end his career. Except Peterson didn’t just look at the phone, she filmed it while she and her family were having dinner in the Apple cafeteria, and posted a hands-on review video on YouTube that quickly went viral. (People are really thirsty for this phone, I guess.)
Apple later asked her to take down the video, which Peterson did. Still, that wasn’t enough. In a tearful follow-up video, Peterson says her father has since been fired over her video. “I had no idea this was a violation,” she says. “He [Peterson’s dad] takes full responsibility. Apple let him go. At the end of the day, when you work for Apple, it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are, they just have no tolerance.” She also apologizes and says she and her family feel no ill will toward Apple.
“We’re not angry. We’re not bitter. My dad had a really great run at Apple … my dad’s gonna be okay … we’re okay; we’re good.”