Now forget for a second an instant knee-jerk reaction to shout "the latest and greatest most powerful iPhone there possibly is".... My brother currently has an iPhone 7. He's not a big tech-guy at all. He likes iPhone's because of their simplicity so he'll be staying with iPhone's (rather than moving to Android for example). He doesn't use iTunes. All he's really caring about, in his own words, is that it texts, it calls & he can use his Spotify premium on it, and the rest of his apps work on there too (obviously). He's not a huge photographer so so long as the camera is decent enough then it's fine. His phone contract is due and he's had an offer from his carrier of an iPhone 8. I'm considering helping him out to try and get his monthly cost down and i imagine this would probably be easier if he moved to an iPhone 8 than the latest-&-greatest (i can't even keep track these days so don't know whether that's the XR, XS or god knows what other version is out (much easier when it went 5, 5S, 6, 6S...)) The question is whether the iPhone 8 would be a fair shout or whether there's any significant reason to move to one of the iPhone's after that. His contract deal is a 24-month one. Oh and he's also not bothered about keeping the phone on the latest iOS all the time. If the phone works then that's all he's bothered about.