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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Apple Can Be Sued for Storage Space on Mobile Devices

Apple Can Be Sued for Storage Space on Mobile Devices

Apple Can Be Sued for Storage Space on Mobile Devices

Added: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Apple currently faces a lawsuit over the complaints about the large amount of storage that its new iOS 8 takes up on iPhones and iPads. The users of the devices complain about the misrepresentation of the storage capacity.


The lawsuit claims that the advertising of the tech giant fails to fully represent the total amount of storage available. In addition, it is alleged that iOS 8 made it worse, as the operating system takes up a larger amount of space without informing users before upgrade. Indeed, up to ¼ of the advertised storage capacity of iPhones and iPads will be consumed by iOS 8 and therefore be unavailable for consumers if they buy those with iOS 8 installed.

The case was started by two users, who claim to have bought iPhones and iPads back in 2014 advertised with 16GB of storage, but found out that they have access to much less. The complainants are going to turn the lawsuit into a class action and are seeking $5m in damages.

Apparently, it is normal for consumer electronics makers to advertise the total storage capacity of their devices without mentioning how much of it will be taken up by the pre-loaded software. The problem with Apple is that the company also prevents customers from adding more memory via microSD cards and instead offers a pay-for iCloud storage service when storage on the device is full.

It is known that the company’s latest iOS update, advertised as the “biggest iOS release ever”, was beset with issues that forced Apple to pull its health app and service. Moreover, the iOS 8 update also led to connectivity issues for some mobile devices, and was reissued twice with bug fixes.

The main problem faced by most users was the size of the update – the overwhelming majority of users could not install the new iOS when it was issued, because it required a lot of free space on internal storage capacity. Thus, the users were forced to delete large amounts of information from their devices to try a new iOS. In addition, the total amount of space available to the users compared with iOS 7 reduced significantly, according to the plaintiffs.

The lawyers point out that Apple has faced and defeated similar lawsuits earlier: for example, three years ago in Canada, Apple was accused of misrepresenting the amount of storage available to users on the iPod. Apple was not the only company that faced such claims – Microsoft was also sued over a similar issue with its Surface tablets.

January 21st, 2015

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Date:  Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by Kitty (2015-01-21 20:59:43)
Crash1 avatarAH, but the Microsoft suit failed for the simple reason that Surface Tablets (and Samsung Galaxy Tablets too) have both a USB port and a SD Card slot, meaning users have control of their storage expansion, and it's dead simple (just plug in a 64GB SD Card and you more than double your storage, connect an external (powered) Hard Drive and you can have TERRABYTES of storage available).

CRAPPLE on the other hand REFUSE to give their users this option, as then the users won't be FORCED to PAY to use Crapple's cloud service for their storage needs.

posted by (2015-01-21 22:27:23)
KingTubby avatarthere is 1 huge error in this article...

quote: "because it required a lot of free space on internal hard drive."

no iOS device uses a hard drive. It is flash based storage. If it was your conventional mechanical "hard drive" then it would be stuffed within weeks (or days) die to the vibrations that it would suffer from every day use...

posted by (2015-01-21 22:59:08)
bubfred72 avatarWell I have to say why haven't we sued the hard drive manufactories then too? Because if you buy a 2tb hard drive you can only use 1.8tb! Thanks for the article SAM!

posted by (2015-01-22 03:38:36)
No avatar@bubfred72: Because it comes up so frequently, they make it very clear (in small writing at the very bottom) they go by 1000 and not 1024. So if you rationalize how you advertise it, you get away with it.
Similar as saying wireless devices are 300Mbps, when in fact the actual data is far less. And they don't even have to go into details about overhead and 100% duty... but they come back and argue "it's the standard, overhead, 100% duty cycle, etc".

posted by men (2015-01-22 06:22:44)
ZerlindaX avatarHey, that's how Apple$ makes millions by stupid fools like your
who don't know no better or not computer tech. If they put in a
memory SD slot they wouldn't be able to sell their 16mb, 32mb
and 64mb Iphones at over rated prices.

Don't blame Apple$. Long as stupid fans willing to paid overprice,
why not take all their money. Shut up and be a happy Apple fan.

posted by (2015-01-22 08:28:10)
No avatartechnically storage may be flash but most people still use the term hard drive to explain storage. I know the term memory is also used for storage when it comes to flash but I personally think that's f uched up. To me memory is and always will be the sticks of RAM that you put on your machine that act as a temp buffer. So I completely understand why people still use the term hard drive for space, because most of us have been for well 20-30 years. Im guessing those that use memory lol instead of hard drive are the very reason dvd now stands for digital video disk instead of its original meaning digital versatile disk. Its incredible ho thick even industy people can be.

posted by (2015-01-22 10:29:22)
weallhigh avatarGoing by this article, you could make a case against sony and xbox for their operating systems being 90 to 60 gig. They advertise that they have 500 gig hard drives but do not advertise how much space their operating systems take up. You have to search the internet to find this information.

posted by (2015-01-22 19:50:40)
vapourtrail avatarKingtubby....whats meant is internal storage...us old folks are used to hdd but its all flash /ssd these days, zerlindax, good point, why buy a device that you cannot get your own stuff off..crazy...bubfred..that really annoys you? HDDs are p**s cheap now..really they are, don't cry about the 1000/1024 thing...its nothing, really, 2tb for around £55 (GBP) , get a grip...but the main thing is all those clowns that think Apple really care about them, they want your money, and in the end their greed will finish them and their outdated business model...even MS are giving windows for free..desperation!...Ubuntu your time as come!

posted by (2015-01-22 20:07:03)
No avatarZerlindaX, I believe you meant GB. Not MB. If Crapple sold 16mb, 32mb, and 64mb phones, they would get absolutely no buyers, except perhaps my elderly grandmother who has absolutely no idea how cellphones work. And by the way, your spelling and grammar is absolutely atrocious.

posted by (2015-01-23 02:40:29)
Turbowater avatar5 million, Apple has deep pocket should 500 million.

posted by Blocked (2015-01-24 05:27:09)
No avatar@munchy22

I guess we just need to refer to our device memory as "volatile" and "non-volatile", which really is the most accurate method.

posted by ET junkiemenTurtle (2015-01-24 07:03:45)
Shooter96 avatarThank god, i used to be proud to iPhone, now its pile of shit.

posted by (2015-01-24 11:40:22)
AWSOM3 avatarwhy is that funny the buyers are sooo stupid a lash drive does the same thing lol are they going to sue them next

posted by (2015-01-27 19:16:00)
BlinkingPacMan avatarconsumers control the market, sadly companies are allowed loop-holes for profit

posted by men (2015-01-31 09:43:58)
brandonalex avatarI concur with #11 TDATB, you need to know the nuts and bolts of memory and stockpiling. I possess an iphone, ipad and ipod. Saying that, live in the US, have a couple of months left on the iphone contract, gonna switch carriers.still choosing rather iphone or samsung, yet that will be an individual inclination:) As Tdatb was saying..i concur with ya..just needed to post the meaning of memory..some may see, some may not......ram is a sort of unpredictable memory. Information in RAM is not forever composed. When you power off your machine the information put away in RAM is erased.

ROM is a sort of non- unpredictable memory. Information in ROM is for all time composed and is not eradicated when you power off your machine.

posted by men (2015-01-31 09:48:09)
brandonalex avatarEveryone has their own considerations, recently needed to post mine. I appreciate perusing all posts whether positive or negative. Life goes on. Have an extraordinary day all

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