It was something which was waiting to happen. Smartphones manufacturers never mention how much space the OS platform will gobble up from the storage space which is loudly proclaimed. Irate Apple users are now suing Apple for misleading people about the real storage space in the 16GB iPhone after making allowance for the space which will be taken up by the iOS.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California by Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara. They alleged that the OS uses a major part of the flash memory that the advertised device capacity is misleading. There is hardly any space for holding a decent amount of data like music, apps and videos.
Both the plaintiffs live in Miami, Florida and they allege Apple does not do enough to warn people that their latest iteration of iPhone may not hold as much data as expected.
They said, “Apple fails to disclose to consumers that as much as 23.1 per cent of the advertised storage capacity of the devices will be consumed by iOS 8 and unavailable when consumers purchase devices that have iOS 8 installed. Reasonable consumers do not expect this marked discrepancy between the advertised level of capacity and the available capacity of the devices, as the operating system and other storage space unavailable to consumers occupies an extraordinary percentage of their devices’ limited storage capacity.”
Both are suing the Cupertino giant for violating California’s truth-in-advertising laws. The duo hopes to claim a $5 million payout for all those Americans like them who bought a 16GB/8GB iPhone, iPad, which is able to upgrade to iOS 8.