Apple Sued Over Missing Storage Space on iPhones and iPads
The phone call to Apple tech support went something like this when the first iPhone 6 arrived at Frequent Business Traveler: “Hi. I’m setting up my new 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus but some of my storage seems to be missing. I only see that I have a total of 11.8 GB total.”
It turns out that others were wondering the same thing. A class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleges that the Cupertino-based company failed to disclose that Apple’s operating system could take up almost one-quarter of an iOS device’s storage capacity.
“The defendant fails to disclose to consumers that as much as 23.1% of the advertised storage capacity of the devices will be consumed by iOS 8 and unavailable for consumers when consumers purchase devices that have iOS 8 installed,” the complaint, filed in the northern district of California, states.
The suit, filed by class-action law firm Audet and Partners, is being brought on behalf of two Miami residents, Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, who say they bought iPhones and iPads over the past year that were advertised to have 16 GB of storage but in fact provided less. The two, who hope to obtain class-action status, are seeking $5 million and a trial by jury.
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