Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple Hit With Class Action Over iOS Storage Requirements

Julia Love, SiliconBeat:

The case, filed in the Bay Area’s federal court on Tuesday, claims iOS 8 can take up as much as 23.1 percent of the advertised storage capacity on Apple gadgets, but few users realize that when they make their purchases. Seeking damages and changes to Apple policies under California state law, plaintiffs hope to represent sweeping classes of users who bought Apple gadgets with iOS 8 already installed and users who upgraded to the latest version of the software.

Not quite as bad as Microsoft’s Surface RT, but it seems like yet another good reason for Apple to discontinue iPhones with 16 GB or less of storage space.

This is going to be another instance of the public questioning the validity of fine print, too. If Apple notes that the “actual formatted capacity [is] less” than the advertised space, is that good enough?