Latest Class Action Claims Against Apple States that Company Lied About Storage Capacity of iOS8 Devices
Just after tech giant Apple won a lawsuit claiming the company broke antitrust laws when it forced iPod users to exclusively use iTunes for music purchases, the company is hit with another lawsuit – this time, a class action claims that Apple lied about the storage capacity of iOS8 devices, and failed to disclose that the operating system took up nearly half of the device’s storage capacity.
Plaintiff Paul Orshon filed the lawsuit in San Jose, and claims that Apple touted the iOS8 mobile operating platform as “the biggest iOS release ever,” but “fail(ed) to disclose to consumers that as much as 23.1 percent of the advertised storage capacity of the devices will be consumed by iOS 8 and unavailable for consumers.”
“Using these sharp business tactics, defendant gives less storage capacity than advertised, only to offer to sell that capacity in a desperate moment, e.g., when a consumer is trying to record or take photos at a child or grandchild’s recital, basketball game or wedding,” alleges the plaintiffs in the case.
Orshon adds that his statistics apply to a variety of Apple devices, including 8 and 16 gigabyte iPads, iPhones, and iPods, so a variety of Apple users are affected by the new operating system.
“We feel that there are a substantial number of Apple consumers that have been shortchanged,” Orshon’s attorney said in a statement. “And we’ll be pursuing the claims vigorously.”
The class action lawsuit also claims that Apple may have intentionally limited storage space on the devices as a method of forcing users to purchase the iCloud, a product with a monthly fee that the tech giant is also pushing.
The class action specifically claims that Apple violated California’s Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
Class Actions for Consumer Protection
Class actions and consumer protection cases can stem from an almost unlimited variety of misconduct or defective products.
Class action and consumer protection lawsuits the Strom Law Firm, LLC has been involved in include:
- a case against the managed care industry on behalf of physicians for systematically undercutting physician claims for payment for seeing patients;
- race-based life insurance cases against life insurance companies for charging African Americans higher rates for industrial life insurance;
- consumer cases included suing finance companies for adding credit life insurance on to consumer loans;
- a predatory lending case against the title loan industry;
- a predatory lending case against the mortgage industry for systematically steering clients into subprime lending;
- false claims in advertising, including medical claims or health benefits.
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