Apple Sued For Making The iOS 8 Update Too Big


Remember the collective Internet freakout over the massive iOS 8 download?

Well, now that freakout has taken the form of a lawsuit. Specifically, a class action suit filed in the United States District Court in San Francisco Tuesday, which claims Apple misled users about the size of the iOS 8 update. Two individuals are named in the suit, both from Miami.

The suit focuses on users with 8 GB and 16 GB devices, who are most affected by the unwieldy iOS 8 download since they lose a significant portion of their storage capacity when they upgrade, according to the suit.

"iOS 8 uses an unexpectedly large percentage of the storage capacity on 8 GB and 16 GB iPhones, iPads and iPods," the lawsuit alleges. Apple, it says, "fails to disclose to consumers that as much as 23.1% of the advertised storage capacity of the Devices will be consumed by iOS 8 and unavailable for consumers when consumers purchase Devices that have iOS 8 installed."

As a result, one of the plaintiffs in the suit "upgraded to iOS 8 with the belief that the upgrade would not substantially inhibit his available storage capacity."

The iOS 8 download requires almost 6 GB of storage, which left many users struggling to delete enough photos, apps, music and other files from their devices to make room. This caused significant complaints on Twitter from users who felt they were forced to wipe significant amounts of photos and other files to make room for the update.

In fact, as we outlined here, there is a way to download the iOS 8 that doesn't require deleting all your data.

Whether the suit will hold up in court remains to be seen. As Siliconbeat notes, Apple has successfully defended itself from similar suits over storage capacity in the past.

You can read the full text of the lawsuit below:


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