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The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® Repair: A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your iDevices! by Timothy L. Warner

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19. Before You Sell, Donate, or Recycle Your iDevice

In performing research for this book, I stopped at Nashville’s most popular used media store in search of second-hand iDevices. Boy, were my expectations exceeded! Within 20 minutes I left the store with both arms full of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPods.

I arrived home and immediately set about charging up the sundry Apple mobile hardware. You can’t imagine my surprise, however, when I powered on the iDevices and discovered that not a single one was erased.

At my fingertips I had so much personal information it made me feel guilty and uncomfortable using the devices. We are talking about

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