Is your iPhone getting slow? This may be the reason why

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Has your iPhone 6 been getting slower and slower? A new report says Apple may be purposely degrading the user experience on older iPhones.

Why? Because they want you to upgrade to the iPhone 8 when it comes out this fall!

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Developers believe the iPhone slowness is intentional

Everyone’s buzzing about Apple finally confirming that it is working on technology for self-driving cars.

But here’s a story that’s flying under the radar…

A Wall Street analyst is making the bold claim that Apple is using software updates to slow older iPhones ahead of the September launch of the iPhone 8.

Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry wrote on June 12 in a note to clients that the iPhone 6 is specifically being targeted.

Apple is trying to “purposely create a compromised customer experience for iPhone 6 so that the customers get fed up and upgrade,” he noted.

The analyst reached this conclusion after talking with multiple developers at the eight to 11 technology conferences, summits and hackathons his firm attends monthly.

Over and over again, Chowdhry heard two specific complaints from developers. First, some noted unreliable network connectivity and app slowness following iOS updates to the iPhone 6. Second, others noted increased battery consumption after the updates.

Clark.com has reached out to Apple for a comment on Chowdhry’s report. We’ll update this story when we receive a reply.

Meanwhile, if you are struggling with battery life on your iPhone, try these three quick fixes to maximize your battery life. And don’t forget that certain apps, as well as files like high-resolution photos and videos, can take up a lot of storage space and compromise performance. Check out these easy ways to get more storage on your phone.

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