Apple Slapped With Class Action Suit Over iOS 8’s Physical Memory Storage Usage

By Anuj

The Cupertino-based giant Apple faces a class action lawsuit alleging the company failed to disclose the internal storage space used by iOS 8-enabled devices

In a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Jose, the two allege that Apple doesn't tell users "as much as 23.1% of the advertised storage capacity of the devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) will be consumed by iOS 8, and that Apple uses the space shortage to drive customers to its fee-based iCloud storage system."

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Apple Slapped With Class Action Suit Over iOS 8’s Memory


"Apple's misrepresentations and omissions are deceptive and misleading because they omit material facts that an average consumer would consider in deciding whether to purchase its products," the complaint says.

"Rather ironically, Apple touts iOS 8 as 'the biggest iOS release ever'. Of course, Apple is not referring to the literal size of iOS 8, which appears to be entirely undisclosed in its voluminous marketing materials extolling the purported virtues of iOS 8."

Furthermore, they also claimed that by restricting physical storage for users, Apple is trying to force consumers to use fee-based iCloud storage system.

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," they said.

Apple recently won a antitrust lawsuit brought against it alleging that the company for questionable business practices concerning iPod.

Source - Silicon Beat

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