Apple slapped with class action suit over memory

An Apple store in New York
Scott Mlyn | CNBC
An Apple store in New York

Apple was hit with a class action suit Tuesday alleging that the company didn't disclose how much memory the new iOS 8 would consume on its various gadgets—subsequently forcing users to buy additional memory on the spot.

The suit, as reported in Silicon Beat, alleges that iOS 8 can suck up as much as 23.1 percent of a device's memory, and that few users are aware of this when they purchase the device or download the iOS.

"Using these sharp business tactics, [the] defendant 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," said the lawyer for the plantiff, William Anderson, of Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca.

Apple declined to comment, according to the Silicon Beat report.

The tech giant from Cupertino also recently won a lawsuit brought against it alleging that a 2006 iPod software update unfairly kept rival music software off the device.