Two men take the tech giant to court in California

Apple sued for giving ‘less storage capacity than advertised’

Apple is being sued for allegedly advertising its iPad, iPod and iPhone devices as having more storage space than they actually have. 

The lawsuit, filed in California by Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, argues that iOS 8 takes up such a large chunk of memory within a device – what’s left for users to store their data is far less than advertised, reports Sky News.

The complaintants say that iOS 8 can take up to 23.1 per cent of some Apple devices’ memory, while upgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 8 can cause users to lose as much as 1.3GB of data.

They say this means users run out of space and then have to sign up for Apple’s paid-for iCloud storage service. The pair are seeking millions of dollars in damages.

The lawsuit states: "Using these sharp business tactics, [Apple] gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, eg when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding.

"Each gigabyte of storage Apple shortchanges its customers amounts to approximately 400-500 high resolution photographs."

Apple has not commented on the lawsuit.

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