Apple hit with lawsuit over storage consumed by iOS 8

Himanshu Arora

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Apple's latest iOS update has earned the company a lawsuit. Filed by Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, the complaint alleges that Apple has failed to disclose the exact amount of storage the operating system will use.

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Good grief people will sue over anything in this day and age...
True, but lawyers only take the case if they think they can get something out of it. Apple isn't exactly known for being easy to sue so I'd guess there's something to this.

On another note - they've been scamming people for years on storage. They are STILL selling 16GB phones with no SD slot. Of course, if your phone has an SD Slot then the user will be paying Verbatim or another card maker for storage, but if it doesn't have a slot then you can sell them space on the Apple cloud. I get it, you can squeeze more money out of your customers if you make them pay for storage separately and rig it so they have to buy it from you.
Imagine the outrage if iPhones had an Apple proprietary card slot and you could buy the card ONLY from Apple. Full points to Apple to figuring out a model that's both legal and 'under the radar'. Not like that ebooks pricing model they got busted for.
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Only 16GB? If people want a phone with 128GB local storage, the option should be made available to them.

This is nothing more than Apple pushing what they want on consumers, instead of allowing consumers to have what they want. As far as I can tell this is nothing new. Apple has always been this way. But yet the consumer still supports them no matter what.


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"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," the complaint says.
I think that line is total BS. The average consumer average consumer will look at the 'specs' and say "Bigger is better, right?"
Most consumers are who know what 8GB or 16GB means, should also know to look at how much space the OS takes up, and hopefully be smart enough not to buy a pieces of iCrap.


To me this is definitely a strategic and stealth like move towards getting people hooked into depending oncloud storage. Microsoft are doing the same with the xbox one. They have spent billions on setting up cloud because they know they can reap massive rewards from an unsuspecting and apathetic public. Office is a prime example. I've lost count of customers who have complained of 'missing documents' because they have saved them into one drive without realizing it and that's because one drive appears at the top of the list in "Save As" on new office installations. It's no accident!!


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Does this not fall into the same boat as "my phone/computer got slower with a new operating system"?


"Most consumers are who know what 8GB or 16GB means, should also know to look at how much space the OS takes up, and hopefully be smart enough not to buy a pieces of iCrap."
They're Apple users. They don't know how to do anything. They purchase iPhones because it does everything for them. Even then, no one is capable of calculating what Apples IOS update size would be. 8gb and 16gb owners were virtually screwed without even knowing it


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Software development nightmare - - Feature Creep - - just keep adding until you run out of memory - - OMG, that's what happened to MS Windows isn't