Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Occupied iOS 8 Storage Space

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Occupied iOS 8 Storage Space

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A new class action lawsuit filed against Apple today claims the company does not properly inform users of how much storage space its new operating system (iOS 8) occupies after updating.

The suit, which was filed Tuesday, claims that iOS 8 can take up as much as 23.1% of advertised storage capacity on Apple devices, and that Apple does not inform users of the storage constrain when purchasing or updating. The plaintiffs are seeking damages and changes to Apple's policies and hope to represent the "sweeping classes" of users who upgraded to iOS 8.

Plaintiffs also believe Apple exploits the storage constrains in order to push more iCloud subscriptions when people run out of space.

Using these sharp business tactics, defendant gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, e.g., when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding

“We feel that there are a substantial number of Apple consumers that have been shortchanged, and we’ll be pursuing the claims vigorously,” said William Anderson, a lawyer at Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca.

The report notes that Apple and other tech companies have faced similar cases over informing customers about storage space and preinstalled software. Apple successfully defended itself from a similar case back in 2012 that alleged the company misled customers over product storage space.

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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Occupied iOS 8 Storage Space
iPhoneSux - January 2, 2015 at 6:06pm
Just Get Samsung S5 you gab add miniSD card upto 128 GB, never lose any pictures nor movies.Who cares if Android OS is 8 GB when you have 128 GB ( 131072 MB ) miniSD card. Sorry Guys iPhone SUX . And this is Ex iPhone user. I had to empty how of the images from wife's iPhone to be able to upgrade. Screw you Apple
GalaxySux - January 2, 2015 at 6:16pm
Or be smart and get 128gb iphone and jailbreak to access to how you want your os to be along with features from ios 8 that satisfy any day compared to android. With icloud you dont need to keep backing up yourself and don't have to worry about using sd card since its to small to find which increases the chance of losing it in the first place. Besides ios takes up less space than android would anyway. It just works guys but what's the deal with Galaxy if it always sux? This is an ex Galaxy user who especially tried to like it and wanted to. Just backup anything to icloud if you want to upgrade,cking in on a new iPhone, there you have it, no strings attached! Galaxy sux balls!
ButSeriously - January 2, 2015 at 7:06pm
the difference @GalaxySux is that since you've switched from Galaxy to Iphone, Galaxy has gotten way better with more actually physical hardware upgrades that are useful as well as software. The difference for @iPhoneSux is that since you changed from iPhone to galaxy, Apple hasn't done s*** to improve their software or even hardware upgrades that matter to people. Which means you got the better upgrade switching to the Galaxy line. Honestly no one can deny that apple holds back on technology and every year picks one thing out of a fking hat to add to the next iPhone. i.e: iPhone 3gs not having video capabilities.. and touch ID is a standard in the Galaxy s5, note 4, alpha. I love both and own both note4 and iPhone 6 since I have never been able to fully commit to one company but I can definitely say as an "actual owner of both phones" that samsung is doing far better things in the phone industry than apple has.
GalaxySux - January 2, 2015 at 7:21pm
ok wise one, then explain why Galaxy hasn't been selling more than iphone, or better yet what else did Samsung do that never involved copying iphone? Apple hasn't done a shit? Are you that gullible? Throughout years since the first Galaxy, they have been copying ios and will still do it in the future. When siri came out, that's when they made s voice just like the fingerprint scanner, the first iphone design because it looks almost exactly like it, the EarPods design, and soon, they will do the same like apple pay and call it loop pay, but here's the irony, Samsung needs google's android. They're too scared to compete with ios system wise. The only things they ever did in hardware terms was make a even bigger screen after they caught up with the first iPhone on making theirs 3.5" after moving from flip phones, now whatever Apple does they follow. If you look at what both os' do, jailbreak or not on ios is still just works perfectly and has more effects in it, plus some apps can allow you to do things android can, plus from what I used, ios has more apps anyway, but when jailbroken, you can have ios any way anyone will make it and still have more than android ever will and still save up some space. Sure android has tweaks to but it doesn't add to thousands ios has. Look at 100 different styled icons, gestures, dimensional effects you can do, and the list goes on. Whether Apple is doing this good or not, it won't make it any different and hasn't ever changed from the beginning to this day!
ButSeriously - January 2, 2015 at 9:36pm
No disrespect just want to have a discussion not an argument. I agree with you on the fact that any original innovative ideas came from apple and samsung has just added a twist to them and claimed it as their own. There is no doubt about that. I just feel as if apple is making a big fat deal about things that are really small in comparison to the technology that is widely already available in other devices. I've owned many apple and samsung devices for years now so I have quite a perspective. All my apple devices are currently jailbroken and I take full advantage of third party apps and tweaks. Going back to discussing hardware, another thing you missed to mention that gives most android devices and samsung devices a head is the removable back door. This does 2 big things, change the battery anytime instead of waiting around for it to charge from a battery pack, and expandable memory. I don't think anyone in the right mind would purchase a 64gb device if they knew they could buy a 16gb device and expand on memory for far less of cost plus that card can be transferred to another device or just connected to computers, camera, go pros etc. I defiantly think samsung lacks the capability to make good software as well since now a days they use these apps as a gimmick or selling points when yes you can get an app for that. However just like you can exploit an apple device by jailbreaking, so can android devices by "rooting" and using custom firmware. This allows you to use any firmware you want whether that be stock google or even self coded features if you know how to code since its open source. Again these exploits pretty much make these devices limitless from a software POV whether you want clean/simple and reliable software or fully customizable software. In terms of upgrading using iCloud, apple give you 5gb of free storage to use and yes it backups everything so its easy to switch devices or upgrade. But since you haven't been around android for a while, ill have you know that since it its "google", android devices now do the same thing except using your google drive which is 15gb free. Last thing is USB OTG (on the go) lets you plug in a flash drive to your phone or android device. So.. anything usb, cameras, card reader, mouse, keyboard, printers and yah its compatible with almost anything USB where as the usb camera reader kit which is like $40 (or more) from apple is very specific to what you can use it for. This is what Ive seen as a iOS and android user since literally the first iPhone and samsung phones.
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