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Gigabytes of contention: the top Manager of “MegaFon” has almost no chance to win in court against Apple

Director of communications with the authorities of “MegaFon” Dmitry Petrov is suing Apple because of the size of gigabytes. According to experts, consumers often have the feeling that something is “not report”, but the chances of winning a small Apple.

Petrov intends to sue Apple because of the size of gigabytes. The representative of “MegaFon” said that the reason for the proceedings was the purchase of iPhone 6s 16 GB. According to him, the volume of the flash memory of the smartphone is underestimated by 26% and is 12 GB. Top Manager arguing your claim that the “Russian” Gigabyte is equal to 1024 megabytes and 1 Gigabyte Apple equals one thousand MB. The plaintiff demands to return spent on the purchase of iPhone 54 000. In addition, it requires an additional 45 000 rubles as moral compensation.

In an interview with the publication NSN is a leading analyst of Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin said that the reason because of which a top Manager of “MegaFon” decided to sue Apple, as old as the world:

“Users have always the feeling that something is “not reported” when talking about the dimension. In General, this story is as old as the world. Because one Gigabyte is a thousand megabytes, and 1024. But few people care about because the difference is negligible. Hard disk manufacturers have faced this a long time ago. If you look at their packaging or description, often there indicates this dimension is not one Gigabyte equals 1024 megabytes,” said the analyst.

According to Murtazin, in fact, the consumer rights that he “did not report”. But in the market there is an established practice in the market and it is unlikely someone changed.

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“Max, there will be a PostScript. Moreover, all manufacturers of electronics warranties, instructions on sites all indicated that it is possible to change the specifications without prior notification of the user. It is not hard characteristics that are stated. On this basis, to say that this difference plays any significant role”, — said Eldar Murtazin.

According to the expert, a chance to win in the court of such case is negligible. And it depends primarily on the judges – if we talk about the Russian practice.

“Besides, I don’t think it’s a PR stunt of “MegaFon”. It is specifically Mr. Petrov for some reason decided to attract attention”, — concluded the source NSN.

Hearings on the suit of Apple will be held on may 22.

Note, the problem of different size of GB really exists. In point of GOST 8.417—2002 States that a Gigabyte is 1 billion bytes, i.e. 1000 megabytes. And in the government decree of 2009, the volume increased to 1024 megabytes.

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