Miami Residents Sue Apple Over iOS8's File Size

Miami Residents Sue Apple Over iOS8's File Size
via Apple

Apple's iPhone has come in standard memory sizes for a while now, starting at 16 GB of storage. The problem, according to two Miami residents at least, is that the operating system itself keeps getting bigger and bigger, thus taking up more space and leaving customers with less room to store their own data.

So Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara have decided to take Apple to court.

The pair filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in a California court on behalf of everyone who purchased iPhone, iPad, or iPod with 16 GB of storage or less that either bought the device with iOS8 or updated from iOS7.

The suit claims that those who upgraded lost 1.3 gigabytes of storage to the new operating system, and that it can take up to 23 percent of a phone's storage. They're particularly angry that users are not allowed to go back to iOS7 if they don't like iOS8, and that customers' only option to receive more storage on their phone is to buy access to the iCloud service. Twenty GB of storage on the cloud start at 99 cents, and as Forbes points out, users can upload data to third party sites like Dropbox and Flickr for free.

The pair is seeking $5 million in damages.

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