Either the iOS 14.2 update bricked my IPhone 6s+ or it killed the lightning port &/ battery
Last week I decided to plonk the latest Cupertino$oft v14.2 onto my Iphone 6s+, so in preperation I fully charged the battery as I always have done.
I then ran the built in software update, everything installed normally as is usual with previous Cupertino$oft updates, so far so good, I then updated any apps that required updating post-os update as per norm.
It was nearing the midnight hour, so I plugged my iphone in to charge overnight and headed off to the land of zed.
The next morning I awoke, alarmless - my iphones alarm never fired - funny as I never disabled it, so I grabbed my phone and tapped the home button, nothing, nada, not even a blip on the screen nor any audible unlock sounds. (My handset has never had any battery drain nor power issues up until I installed 14.2)
Is it dead? I don't know, but I have tried every single trick in the book to get the thing to start up without any success, different chargers, cables, etc, you name it I have tried it.
I sent a tweet to @AppleSupport about it and the person on the end of the account was very polite and helpful, in DM's they tried searching for any free repair schemes they might have available for my handset (using IMEI as I couldnt get to the serial# as you can only get that on Iphone6s+ from within the OS), they came up empty.
Next, they offered to locate my nearest Apple store or repair specialist, I informed them that due to my remote location the nearest Apple anything was hundreds of miles away and would involved various methods of transport including ships/aircraft and overnight stopovers, they also offered for me to mail it in to them for repair - my phone has personal & business data onboard that I will not risk a third party gaining access to so that option is completely out.
The iPhone will not charge at all & obviously due not charging it will not power on anymore, so I have ordered a replacement lightnight port and battery (both genuine apparently, time will tell) for the iphone 6s+ which should be arriving any day now, hopefully those will fix it at least long enough to slavage my data off the thing.
If all goes well, post repair I shall plug it into my PC, grab a backup and then tranfer everything to a new handset I aquired meantime, however if after replacing these component it also sucks the battery dry in a short while and bricks it again I will let @AppleSupport know about it and the only thing that changed on my handset prior to it bricking was the OS.