Say I lost all backups on my computer. Is it technically possible to pull data off an iPad? This is more of a debate between me and my buddy who's an Apple employee. And because he's an Apple Employee, people seem to take him more seriously. He's basically saying because its NAND and you wipe the partition on a full reset, your data is toast. He tells me it doesn't matter if you write 0s or not across the partition and that NAND data is irrecoverable. However, I'm looking at it from a data recovery perspective. When you wipe a partition, your data isn't gone yet. It's not gone til you write 0s across the whole partition. Correct me if I'm wrong. I explained that data should still be there unless you write 0s, and so you can try data recovery, although there's probably some writing in the reset process that will bork your data. However, unless you write across the entire partition, you can still have chunks remaining. Given a picture is only a few mb, you can hope that a few are still intact? Basically I'd like to confirm that the resetting of the iPad itself doesn't actually wipe the data. It's the action of a reset that causes some data writes that can cause significant degradation to data that was previously there, thus reducing your chances of a clean recovery that makes the situation difficult? Am I right or is he right?