Friday, January 2, 2015
Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over iOS 8
A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple in a U.S. federal court, alleging the company's newest version of iOS doesn't properly inform its users how much storage space it will occupy once downloaded. The lawsuit is claiming that iOS 8 can take up as much as 23.1% of the overall storage capacity of an iOS device, but that fact isn't advertised when customers purchase a new Apple product, or even updating to the new software. iOS 8 launched back in September, including a lot of new features like Continuity, the ability to allow 3rd parties to access Touch ID and its keyboard functionality. A few days after launch, problems such as battery drain and slow Wi-Fi began popping up for some iOS 8 users. Apple's further attempts to remedy the launch with steady updates caused even larger problems with cell service outage and Touch ID issues. Apple continues there efforts to address iOS 8 bugs, the plaintiffs of the new class action are attempting to use Apple's branding of iOS 8 "The biggest iOS release ever"” as a hidden piece of text hinting at the amount of storage the operating system requires.