Apple faces class-action lawsuit over how much storage iOS 8 takes up

When iOS 8 launched, it was met with quite a bit of shock at the amount of storage space necessary to upgrade and install the software to older handsets. Of course, it all resurfaced when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched, with iOS 8 taking up quite a bit of storage space right out of the box.

The case was filed in a San Francisco Bay federal court on Tuesday, claiming iOS 8 can take up to 23.1 percent of storage on the iPhone 5s and 23.1 percent on an iPod. It says Apple isn’t truly representing the storage available on its devices.

“We feel that there are a substantial number of Apple consumers that have been shortchanged, and we’ll be pursuing the claims vigorously,” said William Anderson, a lawyer at Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.
“Using these sharp business tactics, defendant 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 or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding,” alleges the plaintiffs in the case.“
Samsung faced similar heat, when fans of its Galaxy S4 discovered the 16GB version of the 5-inch smart phone actually only has around 8GB of useful memory. Samsung claimed it took up the storage to bring “more powerful features to our consumers.”

[via MacRumors; Siliconbeat]


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