Apple sued over storage space

Lawsuit claims iOS 8 can cause people to lose up to 1.3 gigabytes of memory

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Apple sued over storage space Complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads. (Getty Images)
By  Helen Gaskell Published  January 4, 2015

Apple is being sued for not telling users about the amount of memory that is required by its operating system in its devices.

According to the BBC, the complaint, which has been filed in California by Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads.

Orshan and Endara say that iOS 8 can occupy up to 23.1% of the memory available on some Apple devices and can mean users run out of storage, which, the pair allege, is helping Apple force people to sign up for its fee-based iCloud storage system.

The lawsuit, which is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleges that it takes up so much space that far less than advertised is left for people to store their own data and upgrading devices from the earlier iOS 7 to 8 can cause people to lose up to 1.3 gigabytes of memory.

The latest upgrade to iOS 8 was released in September but Apple was forced to withdraw and then re-issue it because the first version meant a lot of iPhone 6 and Plus handsets could no longer make calls. Apple issued a public apology over the botched update but said only 40,000 people were affected by it.

Apple has yet to issue any official comment on the lawsuit.

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