Apple Faces Lawsuit for Storage Shrinkage

Apple caught plenty of attention for selling devices with only 16GB of space in 2014 and as much attention for the storage needed in order to upgrade to the iOS 8.

Those are two issues that two customers are going to take Apple to court in the form of a lawsuit.

In a complaint filed in California on Friday, Miami residents Christopher Endara and Paul Orshan state the iPads and iPhones with 16GB of space they recently purchased had less space available for usage than the stated amount, something one of the customers contends was reduced even more after he upgraded from the previous iOS to iOS 8.

The suit makes it very clear that the company notes the amount of space in gigabytes after it has been formatted in the system software.

However, the suit argues as well that iOS software for Apple then uses up another huge chunk of space, reducing the space that can be used if the user upgrades to the current iOS 8.

The complaint states that Appleā€™s omissions and misrepresentations are misleading and deceptive since they are omitting facts about their devices that a consumer would consider when deciding on purchasing a device.

It also stated that the company states that iOS 8 is the biggest release ever, of course, the company was not referring to the size of the update, which looks like as if it was undisclosed.

The complaint, seeks action for all other customers who purchased a 16GB device, further accuses the company of pushing its users to the iCloud storage that has a monthly fee in order to store different things like images when their space runs out.

Apple, which currently has not commented about anything related to the complaint, has previously been sued for the same thing, which involved the advertised storage that iPods had back in 2007.

The major difference in that case is that in the previous complaint was because of an 8GB device only having a total of 7.45GB space available.

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