Apple sued: when is 16GB not actually 16GB?
Apple is being hit with a lawsuit which accuses the company of misrepresenting the amount of storage space available on devices running its flagship iOS 8 operating system.
The complaint involves the amount of memory iOS 8 uses on iPhones, iPads and iPods.
The lawsuit, which was filed in California earlier this week, alleges that iOS 8 takes up so much space that users are left with considerably less space on their devices in which to store their own data.
It is argued that despite Apple advertising 16GB of storage space on its devices, as much as 23.1% of storage space can be taken up by the iOS 8 operating system.
For Apple devices built with 8GB of storage space, the amount of storage space available shrinks even further, plaintiffs claim.
The lawsuit is being taken on behalf of Christopher Endara and Paul Orshan from Florida, who also make complaints about Apple forcing users to pay for its monthly cloud storage service, iCloud, once a user reaches the storage limit on their device.
The lawsuit, which is seeking millions of dollars in compensation, reads: “Using these sharp business tactics, (Apple) gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, eg when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding.”
The lawsuit also claims that each gigabyte of storage space which is taken up by iOS 8 can equate to as many as 500 high res images.
The latest update of iOS 8 was released in September 2014, but wasn’t without its share of problems. Following the initial release, Apple was then forced to withdraw the update, before later reissuing it due to a problem which resulted in large numbers of iPhone 6 handsets being unable to make calls.
Source: Apple Insider
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