OT: Dead iPhone

From: Stephen Haywood 
I have a dead iPhone that is being replaced through insurance. The phone =
was submersed in water and died a slow horrible death.Before I send the =
dead one to the insurance company, is there a way to ensure my data =
cannot be retrieved from the phone? In other words, is there a data card =
that can be removed or is the flash memory soldered on the board?

Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting

=============================================================== From: Christopher Rimondi ------------------------------------------------------ FWIW, iOS uses both NOR (fast for OS) and NAND (slower but for user storage) flash storage. I think both are soldered onto the board. If you encrypted the drive by just using at least a 6 digit+ PIN on > iOS 5 I wouldn't worry too much.

=============================================================== From: Jason Griffey ------------------------------------------------------ Just water? Rice, ziplock, and a few days might get you powered up enough to wipe it. Otherwise, nope. Everything is soldered. Jason

=============================================================== From: Jon Stanford ------------------------------------------------------ Sledge hammer. Enough said

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ Bulk disk eraser sitting on it powered up for an hour should do it. Remember those?

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLreo24WYeQ -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Thermite