Another Apple class-action lawsuit, this time over iPhone storage capacity, was filed in Florida alleging the company’s iOS 8 is hogging a lot of the devices usable storage space to run. Most all device makers advertise a certain amount of storage capacity (8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB) but the user never actually sees those capacities as the OS takes a certain amount of it. I’m actually shocked that someone hadn’t already filed a suit against misrepresenting storage capacities on their devices as Apple isn’t the only one who does this. Below is a chart illustrating some Apple product capacities and actual usable space.
The plaintiffs allege that Apple is engaged in “false, deceptive and misleading practices” in marketing its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. They have taken issue with the fact that a 16-gigabyte iPhone, even when purchased new with iOS 8 preinstalled, does not actually have 16 gigabytes of usable storage.
It will be interesting to see where this lawsuit leads and if the plaintiffs succeed in getting the courts to rule in their favor. If that happens, look for manufactures like Samsung, HTC, Google, LG, Microsoft and a host of others to start changing the way storage capacities are represented on their devices and marketing. What do you think of this lawsuit? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
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