Apple hit with lawsuit over size of iOS 8

Apple is being sued again for failing to clarify how much space the iOS 8 update would eat up on users' iPhones and iPads, CBS Los Angeles reports.

A lawsuit was filed against the company on Tuesday by Jerry Jacobson, claiming Apple did not properly disclose the size of its iOS 8 update when pre-installed on devices advertised with a certain storage size.

With the operating system already occupying up to 23 per cent of that space, and Apple not making the distinction clear, Jacobson claims the reduced space is "a result that no consumer could reasonably anticipate."

IT Pro reported a similar case last month in which Miami residents filed a lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages for the fact the advertised 16GB iPhone does not actually offer 16GB of storage space with the iOS 8 update installed.

The claimants said: "Apple's misrepresentations and omissions are deceptive and misleading because they omit material facts that an average consumer would consider in deciding whether to purchase its products.

"Apple exploits the discrepancy between represented and available capacity for its own fain by offering to sell," it continues, "and by selling, cloud storage capacity to purchasers whose internal storage capacity is at or near exhaustion."

The most recent lawsuit also points to this issue, claiming Apple "exploits" the problem by charging between 99 cents and $29.99 a month for extra cloud storage space but stops users from purchasing additional storage from elsewhere.

Caroline Preece

Caroline has been writing about technology for more than a decade, switching between consumer smart home news and reviews and in-depth B2B industry coverage. In addition to her work for IT Pro and Cloud Pro, she has contributed to a number of titles including Expert Reviews, TechRadar, The Week and many more. She is currently the smart home editor across Future Publishing's homes titles.

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