The suit argues that while Apple does state how large the operating system will be once it is installed, the company has made it to be large, reducing the amount of usable memory on an iPhone and forcing users to purchase extra iCloud storage.
The lawsuit specifically targets devices with only 16 GB of memory, and seeks class action status on behalf of others who purchased 16 GB devices. It also, however, accuses Apple of not working with third-party cloud storage providers to allow users to upload their files to those providers.
Apple has not responded to the lawsuit, but it is likely that it won't be long before it is dismissed from the court. This is not the first time that the company has been accused of misleading users about storage. In 2007, iPod Nano users filed a lawsuit against the company for advertising that devices had 8 GB of storage when they only had 7.45 GB. The case was ultimately dismissed.
It is highly likely that this case won't get very far, especially considering the fact that other cloud storage options are available to users.
In 2012, Microsoft was sued for falsely advertising the storage on the Surface Pro tablets. The tablets were running a more storage-hungry Windows, essentially meaning that less than half of the 32 GB advertised was available for the user.
The Apple lawsuit is seeking a whopping $5 million in damages, saying that devices lose between 18.1 percent and 23.1 percent of their onboard storage.