Apple Inc is misleading its consumers regarding the amount of storage space used by its iOS 8 operating system in iPhones, iPods and iPads, two iPhone users claimed in a suit targeting the software.
The world's most renowned Cupertino based technology company, doesn't inform its users that "as much as 23.1% of the advertised storage capacity of the devices will be consumed by iOS 8," the two Florida men claimed in a suit filed on Thursday in San Jose, California, federal court.
Apple "gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, e.g., when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child's or grandchild's recital, basketball game or wedding," Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara said in their complaint. The men seek to recover $5 millions on behalf of a nationwide class of Apple's mobile-devices users.
When the internal hard drive of an iPhone or iPad approaches "full", a popup advert opens offering the purchaser the opportunity to purchase iCloud cloud storage.
It is standard practice for consumer electronics manufacturers to advertise the total storage capacity of their devices without disclosing the amount taken up by the pre-loaded software.
Users also complained about a fingerprint-reading glitch which didn't work after the update and the operating system was found to cause popular applications to crash more frequently than the previous system.
Cupertino, California-based Apple didn't immediately respond to phone and e-mail messages seeking comment on the suit.
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