Apple are notoriously private and the inner workings of the tech giant remain protected by a veil of secrecy undertaken by employees.
However, they’re only human and sometimes, some employees forget they work for an organisation as private as the Illuminati.
Unfortunately, this is what happened to Brook Peterson’s dad, who worked as an engineer for radio communications and Apple Pay features for the eagerly-awaited iPhone X.
Before he got reportedly fired, that is.
Earlier last week, Brook posted a short video onto YouTube from the Apple campus – where she was visiting her dad at work.
One segment showed off the iPhone X – the highly-anticipated super-flagship phone due to be released on November 3.
Quickly, the tech sheeple cottoned onto Brook’s accidental leak and the video was trending on YouTube.
Never missing a trick, the Apple watchdogs 9to5 Mac and Apple Insider, demanded Brook take down the video.
The young Southern Californian woman has since released another video explaining what happened… but not before narrating her entire back story while the online world bestows her with 15 seconds of fame.
Brook accepted she and her father had made an ‘innocent mistake’, adding:
At the end of the day, when you work for Apple, it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are. If you break a rule, they just have no tolerance.
I’m not mad at Apple. I had no idea this was a violation.
My dad takes absolutely full responsibility for the one rule that he broke. We’re not angry, we’re not bitter. My dad appreciates that company for everything they did for his career.
You can watch the full recital below:
Tearing up, Brook concluded her video saying ‘hate on me but don’t hate on my father because he is the best person I’ve ever known’, adding ‘please leave my dad alone’.
The original video was filmed in September and shows Mr Peterson using the iPhone X Apple Pay feature he helped design.
While Brook has taken down the original video, other tech YouTubers have burned the file and re-uploaded it to YouTube, so unfortunately a preview of the upcoming release is still floating around the worldwide web.
Meanwhile, more trouble is afoot over at Apple. They’ve just released a third dedicated bug fix, in the form of yet another iOS update, and it’s causing iPhone users problems. Again.
Following Apple iOS 11’s troubled launch and the rushed releases of iOS 11.0.1 (which made things worse) and iOS 11.0.2 (which made things even worse), Apple have attempted to rectify the problems with another release of much of the same thing.
Once again the dominant themes for iOS 11.0.3 upgrades are poor performance and heavily degraded battery life.
It is a joke this is by far the worst iOS ever 11.0.3 dosent fix anything
— chuck anthoine (@Canthoine4) October 11, 2017
Dear @AppleSupport iOS 11.0.3 = awful. Need 3 batteries + ton of patience to reopen post app crashes. Please. Fix. This. Love, my charger x
— Rachel Kemp (@RachieMouse) October 24, 2017
This aside, there are also plenty of reports of problems with overall stability, Touch ID and Bluetooth.
In other news, an iOS engineer called Felix Krause has recently highlighted ‘a privacy loophole that can be abused by iOS apps‘, and the results of his findings are pretty horrifying for anyone who looks at memes on the toilet.
You can watch his findings in the video below:
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It turns out, for a company who really hate their privacy being invaded, Apple is facilitating some pretty dodgy invasions of iOS app users’ privacy.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.