iPhone 6S Disappoints: Users Losing Data, No Waterproof Feature

Millions of people awaited the release of the iPhone 6S, but it came to disappoint iPhone users all over the world.

At the forefront of the problems plaguing iPhone 6S units worldwide is the loss of data when restoring from iCloud. Apple Insider reported that numerous complaints were submitted to the Apple Support Communities, and a huge bulk of them are all about losing all sorts of data including messages, call and Safari logs, Apple Health records, and more.

iPhone 6S available in US on September 25 (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
iPhone 6S available in US on September 25 [Photo by John Gress/Getty Images]Many iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users say that the loss of data occurs when they restore their replacement iPhone 6S from an existing iPhone 6S backup. Others are saying that the iPhone's iCloud backup is just corrupted, and that causes the issue. As of now, no one has got to the bottom of the glitch, but it may be hugely connected to the difference in OS in the original and replacement iPhone units. That's why Apple Insider suggests that to keep your iPhone from having to go through the trouble of the data loss, make sure both the original and replacement iPhones are updated to iOS 9.1. A simple factory reset will let you restore from broken back-ups. Apple Insider writes as follows.
"One user-proposed solution is making sure both the new and original phones are updated to iOS 9.1, running a fresh backup of the original device, and then resetting the second phone to factory settings. Only at this point is it theoretically safe to restore from iCloud on the new hardware."
Initially, reports say that the data loss problem were unique to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus units, but Forbes confirmed, through various testimonials, that a number of users of older iPhone and iPad units were also experiencing the data loss issue. Having said this, Forbes reached out to Apple's US and UK press teams for an explanation of the glitch or even a simple fix that could help troubled iPhone 6S, users only received a rather heartless response.
No comment.
iOS 9.2 is still currently in testing, so users are clamoring for a minor iOS 9.1.1 to fix this iPhone 6S glitch.

To add insult to injury, we just confirmed quite recently that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are not waterproof. Rumors that the iPhone 6S will be waterproof made quite a noise around the web prior to the release of, and the experiments on, the iPhone 6S, and people were expecting that since Samsung was able to introduce a relatively waterproof phone, Apple's iPhone should have stepped its game up, too. However, ABC 15 confirms that no, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus are not waterproof.

CNN Money put the iPhone 6S to a water resistance test by submerging the iPhone 6S on a vase filled with water for five minutes. Within seconds of submerging the iPhone 6S, bubbles immediately started streaming from the device, which meant that water was already collecting inside the unit. A minute later, the bottom part of the screen of the iPhone 6S was already starting to crumble.

Taking the iPhone 6S out of the water, it was still able to function, albeit quite poorly. No sound was coming out of the iPhone 6S after the water resistance test, and a couple of minutes after, the screen went completely white and just died.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus announced last September 9 (Photo by Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus announced last September 9 [Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images]In Apple's defense, they never claimed or made an official statement that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were going to be waterproof. It was, perhaps, the expectations of the people that led various reports to come out about the ability of the iPhone 6S to withstand water.

[Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images]