“A London man will meet Apple in court to argue the company ‘wiped away his life,’ after taking a faulty iPhone into an Apple Store, where the device was reset and the contents erase,” Andy Boxall reports for Digital Trends. “”

“Deric White, 68, spoke to The Sun newspaper in the U.K., saying he is demanding £5,000 (that’s just over $7,500) compensation from Apple, due to the lose of photos and contacts,” Boxall reports. “White went into more detail, telling The Sun, ‘My life was saved on that phone,’ describing photos and video saved from his honeymoon, including his, ‘favorite video of a giant tortoise biting my hand on honeymoon in the Seychelles.’ He also states the phone contained 15 years worth of collected contacts.”

Boxall reports, “Tt must be assumed from the fuss that White did not have a backup stored on his computer, iCloud, or another service.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If you do not back up your iPhone or any other device, you have only yourself to blame for data loss. What if White had simply lost his iPhone someday? Obviously he was risking his precious data every single day.

That said, given the level of some people’s intellects, perhaps Apple should back up every iPhone they take in for repair (with the user’s explicit permission), expecting such instances to occur with frightening regularity.