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Law Student Sues Apple Over iPod Capacity
Friday, October 19th, 2007 at 9:10 AM - by
A law student in Montreal, Canada, thinks Apple has misled consumers with its iPod storage claims. David Bitton is so mad, in fact, that he filed a class action law suit against the company because his iPod nano holds only 7.45GB worth of data, and not the advertised 8GB, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Mr. Bitton claimed that on average, Apple products offer about 7.5 percent less storage than is actually advertised. Apple, however, clearly states on its iPod nano Web site that the device's usable capacity is below the physical capacity.
From Apple's Web site: "1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less."
Apple's product packaging also states that the available storage is less than the device's raw, unformatted capacity. Mr. Bitton doesn't think that's good enough and claimed that many iPod buyers don't understand the difference between advertised and actual storage capacities.
Mr. Bitton is hoping the court will award him and all iPod owners in Quebec a full refund for their iPods, and barring that, a 7.5 percent refund.
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