There is nothing automatically better about something new, or for that matter something that is old.
Progress is about new things and generally it”s good.
If you are looking for a spectacular fossil, the latest model with added features hardly qualifies!
Things need to be measured on their own qualities using a specifically relevant scale.
Perhaps it will be good to use a new measure for an old process.
Perhaps an old process, adapted, re-interpreted could solve a new problem.