Technology giant Apple are reportedly being sued over an apparent lack of storage space on their iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices.
The lawsuit was brought on behalf of two men from Florida, Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, in a District Court in Northern California, according to reports.
They argue that Apple promises more space on their products then they actually deliver, and that while Apple advertises 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price models of gadgets such as iPhones, about a fifth of that is eaten up by their latest operating software.
The two men also said that once users have reached their space limit, they then have no option but to pay for further storage, using the company’s iCloud service.
It is also claimed that the percentage of space touted as available for digital content such as photos, video, or music shrinks further on Apple gadgets built with only eight gigabytes of storage.
According to the lawsuit, "Using these sharp business tactics, (Apple) 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. Each gigabyte of storage Apple shortchanges its customers amounts to approximately 400-500 high resolution photographs."
Apple has declined to comment on the matter so far.