Updated 04:07 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Apple Deceptive & Misleading? iPhone & iPad Users File Lawsuit Over iOS Storage Issues

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Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara have filed a legal complaint in California against Cupertino tech giant Apple, ZDNet reported. The lawsuit indicated certain storage issues caused by updating a number of iDevices to iOS 8.

According to CBS News, the pair accused Apple of "storage capacity misrepresentations and omissions," referring to the 8 GB and 16 GB versions of the iPhone, iPads and iPods.

Orshan owns two iPhone 5 units and two iPads; Endara has an iPhone 6, wrote ValueWalk.

The accusation claims that the iOS 8 takes up over 23% of storage on "some" devices, said ZDNet. In addition, transitioning from iOS 7 to 8 costs 1.3 GB storage more.

If the operating system becomes a space hog, users could run out of storage that may be allotted for other files. The complainants allege that this situation helps Apple in forcing people to sign up for the iCloud, BBC noted. For those who may not know, the iCloud service comes at a price.

In relation to the iCloud, the complaint specifically contended that Apple makes use of "sharp business tactics," CBS News wrote. Allegedly, the company provides less storage capacity than advertised, only offering such capacity in a "desperate moment."

ZDNet cited an excerpt from the complaint, "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.

"Rather ironically, Apple touts iOS 8 as 'The biggest iOS release ever.' Of course, Apple is not referring to the literal size of iOS 8, which appears to be entirely undisclosed in its voluminous marketing materials extolling the purported virtues of iOS 8," the file reads.

As of Jan. 2, Apple has not responded to requests for comment, BBC said.

Storage space complaints may not be new to Apple, as ValueWalk said the company faced similar issues in the past. Referring information from The Verge, the outlet noted that Apple has already won a lawsuit concerning the advertised storage of iPods. Allegedly, the troubled iPod Nano had 7.45 GB of usable storage -- 0.55 GB below the endorsed 8 GB capacity.

This graph, adopted from the current complaint, presents storage discrepancies of the involved devices.

Are you a user of any Apple device mentioned above? If you have updated to the iOS 8, how do you find your device's current storage? Sound off in the comments section below.

In the meantime, you may want to check out iPhoneHacksTV's tips on saving iPhone storage running iOS 8.

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