Apple is recently being sued by fans annoyed about the amount of storage capacity iOS takes up on their iPhones, iPads and iPods.
A legal claim [PDF], filed in California by Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, and claimed the OS utilizes so much flash memory that the publicized gadget storage is deceptive.
The sueball was heaved at Cupertino in support of owners of 8gb and 16gb ithings. It asserted that Apple does not do what’s needed to caution people that their new ithing may not hold as much music, applications and video as projected.
“[Apple] neglects to reveal to shoppers that as much as 23.1% of the publicized storage limit of the gadgets will be devoured by iOS 8 and distracted when customers buy gadgets that have iOS 8 installed,” allege the claimants, who both live in Miami, Florida.
“Sensible buyers don’t expect this obvious inconsistency between the promoted level of storage and the available storage limit of the gadgets, as the OS and other storage capacity inaccessible to customers involves a phenomenal percentage of their gadgets’ constrained storage limit.”
Orshan purchased a 16gb iPhone 5s in February last year and upgraded to iOS 8 in October, and Endara grabbed a 16gb iPhone in December with the OS officially installed.
Despondent with the quantity of space taken up by the firmware, they are suing Apple for infringing California’s truth-in-publicizing laws, keeping in mind a dream of claiming a $5m-plus payout for Americans with an iPhone, iPad or iPad of 8gb or 16gb storage limits, and were able to upgrade to iOS 8.
Strangely, the legal claims Apple supposes it can escape with the discrepancy in storage limits by offering space in its iCloud service – yet notes “clients of its gadgets [cannot] access cloud storage from other sellers,” which isn’t completely accurate: ask Box, Google Drive et al.
The suit comes after a complaint recorded against Apple over the company’s treatment of music files on iOS gadgets. That suit, which included proof from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, was rejected by a US jury.