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Apple Sued Over Automatic iOS 7 Downloads to iOS 6-Powered Devices

ios_7_otaAfter iOS 7 was released, some iOS 6 users discovered that as much as 3GB of storage was being used up by an automated over-the-air download of iOS 7.

For many users, this was handy because they didn't need to wait for a large download to complete before updating -- but for those who wish to remain with iOS 6, they have found multiple gigabytes of storage used up by a software update that they will never use, with no way to free up that space.

One user, Mark Menacher of Poway, California, has filed suit in small-claims court against Apple CEO Tim Cook, alleging in a statement that "Apple's disregard for customer preferences in relation to iOS 7 is corporate thuggery".
Steve Jobs was reportedly rough on company employees in pursuit of happy customers, but Tim Cook apparently cultivates a culture of contempt for customer satisfaction in pursuit of corporate profits. It is a policy that will eventually fail.
According to CNET, Menacher asks for a way to delete the iOS 7 installer from his iOS 6 device, plus an additional $50. He has filed a similar complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

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14 months ago
Seriously - what has this world come to
Rating: 88 Votes
14 months ago
Simple solution: Install the iOS 7 download and get over yourself. iOS 7 is great, live in the now and not in the past.
Rating: 60 Votes
14 months ago
Or just update to iOS 7 and get over it...
Rating: 55 Votes
14 months ago

Some people are just addicted to bitching and complaining. This guy probably had a low data cap for his home internet connection and it used up his quota over night, so he's pissed.


If he's got a 16GB iDevice he's also just lost over 20% of the free storage space.
Rating: 47 Votes
14 months ago

Seriously - what has this world come to


Some people are just addicted to bitching and complaining. This guy probably had a low data cap for his home internet connection and it used up his quota over night, so he's pissed.
Rating: 41 Votes
14 months ago

Another scummy lawyer trying to get rich.


He sued in small claims court for $50, plus a way to erase the update and keep it from downloading.. yes.. scummy lawyer trying to get rch for sure :rolleyes:
Rating: 40 Votes
14 months ago
This is a reason I left California. Everyone sues anyone over the stupidest things. Way to go America this is what freedom is all about.
Rating: 39 Votes
14 months ago

He needs to just upgrade and stop being so ridiculous about it. Although, then he is going to start suing over the icons and the animations. :rolleyes:


Why does he need to upgrade? Because you say he should?
Rating: 39 Votes
14 months ago
People sue for just about anything when they're bored, don't they? :D
Rating: 38 Votes
14 months ago

These ios 6 lovers are really insane:eek:


If liking iOS 6 is wrong, then maybe I don't want to be right. :apple:
Rating: 38 Votes

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