Here's the setup: Sister-in-law has iPad Mini version 4 (latest model) iOS 10.3, loves it. After having it for 7 months, one night it won't charge. No slow degradation, no battery problems or fussiness with the port or cable. Just no "buzz buzz" when it's plugged in. Did all the usual "reset, reboot, reinstall" stuff. Nothing made any difference. Tried all the power adapters and cords, none made a difference. Plugged it into a computer but iTunes couldn't see it. She brought it in to the Genius bar, they did all their usual stuff. It's dead, Jim. Gave her a new iPad Mini. 10 days later, the brand new iPad Mini does the same thing. It suddenly refuses to charge. One slight difference in symptoms, after a reboot it says it's getting power but it isn't—the battery just runs down. Also, when plugged into a computer, the computer says to "Unplug the device using too much power to re-enable USB devices". Hmmmmm. Back to the Store, they take it behind the curtain for ½ an hour of diagnostic tests. Best they can do is get it into recovery mode, but apparently it won't recover ("stuck in recovery mode.”). It is dead and will have to be replaced. So what of this repeated problem? Well, the Genius suggests that my sister-in-law forgo restoring data from iCloud, instead starting over with a blank slate. The logic, he explains, is that if this has happened twice with two different units, it must be due to something she has stored on the machine. She is understandably skeptical of this explanation, and she is not thrilled with losing all her non-cloud App Data. Any experience with this kind of thing? Does it make sense for her data to be the cause of a hardware failure? And if so, how? (And is interested in figuring this out?) Are there other, more rational explanations for these symptoms? Is this a known problem with the iPad Mini? Or is it just a fluke that it happened to her twice in two weeks???? This question/issue was also posted on Apple Communities.