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Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Storage

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Dec 31, 2014, 3:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple is facing a lawsuit from consumers who feel the company's mobile operating system consumes too high a percentage of the on-board memory. Specifically, the plaintiffs argue, "The discrepancy between advertised and available capacity is substantial and beyond any possible reasonable expectation. For the devices, the shortfall ranges from 18.1% to 23.1%." The lawsuit alleges that Apple hid the size of the iOS8 update from users and then "aggressively marketed" additional cloud storage to those who ran out of storage space on their mobile devices. The issue primarily impacts owners of Apple's 16GB iPhones, iPads, and iPads. The operating system leaves as little as 12.3GB available to consumers on some devices. Further, the lawsuit alleges that Apple falsely advertises the amount of storage available to its devices due to the way the company partitions the drives. Drives in Apple devices have a media partition and a root partition. The lawsuit claims the size of the root partition is unnecessarily large, leaving consumers with an even smaller portion of the drive for their media. Finally, the lawsuit also complains about the iPhone's inability to use swappable memory cards; its incompatibility with file manager programs; and its strict ties to Apple's cloud services. The lawsuit was filed in California on behalf of two Florida residents.

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Zpike

Dec 31, 2014, 3:59 PM

Hilarious

>>The lawsuit alleges that Apple hid the size of the iOS8 update from users and then "aggressively marketed" additional cloud storage to those who ran out of storage space on their mobile devices.

You bought a 16 GB iPhone because you presumably didn't care about storage space in the first place. Furthermore, everyone knows that Apple is tying their whole ecosystem to the cloud. It's one of the selling features. Why pretend to be shocked they are offering you cloud storage solutions?

>>The issue primarily impacts owners of Apple's 16GB iPhones, iPads, and iPads. The operating system leaves as little as 12.3GB available to consumers on some devices.

Why is it unthinkable that a modern OS needs a little less than 4 GB? In my opinion ...
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The problem lies in that they advertise specifically the size of their devices as storage space. Things like " this device's 16gb of storage can hold x hours of HD video!" when in reality, you don't have 16gb of storage space for HD video, and as such...
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The Victor

Dec 31, 2014, 3:55 PM

Really?

now i know im not the only one, but theres no way Apple will lose this

i dont care who the manufacturer is theres no way its gonna happen
Well, it isn't any more ridiculous than any of the other litigious nonsense that clogs our court systems. This is just another example of the decline of personal responsibility. It is a sad state of affairs when people who cannot even cook dinner with...
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