While I am sure that the new iPhone does take nice images, I am not sure your comparison is apples to apples? Did you compare raw files from each? And if you were comparing SOOC jpeg files, did you adjust the settings for each or just let them run at default? Every manufacturer tunes their jpeg engine to what they believe is preferable, but that choice is not always ideal for everybody. Then again, if the iPhone provides you with what you need, then there is nothing wrong with that.