Apple Shrinking Data Lawsuit

Apple is facing a lawsuit for failing to tell customers about the amount of memory required by its flagship operating system. According to the legal complaint, the main issue focused on the iOS 8 platform and the memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads.

According to the complaints, the company provides users with far less space than advertised for the storage of a users own data.

The complaint was filed in California by Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara who say that iOS 8 can occupy up to 23.1% of the memory available on some Apple devices.

The lawsuit also claims that upgrading devices from iOS 7 to iOS 8 can cause users to lose up to 1.3 gigabytes of memory.

The plaintiffs claim that Apple is taking up so much memory in order to force customers into purchasing fee-based iCloud storage.

The Apple lawsuit is seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Apple has faced other complaints over the iOS 8 system since it debuted. In late September the tech giant was forced to withdraw an iOS update and then re-issue it after iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets lost the ability to make phone calls following an update.

Apple has not yet responded to the shrinking storage lawsuit.

Claims of issues with memory have not slowed Apple sales, the company claimed 51% of Christmas sales among smartphone buyers.