Ken G, if you are updating your iPhone for the camera only, my advice is don't bother. I have the 7, upgraded from a 5s to the 7. I don't find any difference in picture quality, but I am not a very good photographer anyway, especially when compared to mt_hangglider. I upgraded because my 5s was dying a slow but sure death. I have no experience with the iPhone 8 or X; however, I reasonably believe that for either of those phones to make me a good photographer, they would need to come packaged with an Ansel Adams clone that would pop out and take over anytime a picture needed to be taken.