Thanks for all your responses. I'll lay it out.
(The short question is down below)
Prolog ) I used to have an iMac Bondi 233. I had a G3. I have two door G4 door stops that are still in working condition. I have a Power PC G5 in storage at my girl friend's house. I also have a 2008 MacBook. I use Pee Cees regularly but I like Macs.
Item #1) my current squeeze is a 2006 Mac Pro running OS 10.7.5. Yes, I know, in computer terms it is a dinosaur, but so are alligators. Alligators still live and this Mac still works. For me, this '06 Pro does all I need. It is fast enough. But I know that Apple wants me to brick it (If you need to reinstall OS 10.7 Lion, you have to roll back the computer clock to 2005 to make it seem like the computer is less than 10 years old).
Item #2) I have a 4S iPhone. It still does what it is supposed to do. I have transferred 100s, if not 1000s of pictures, from the 4S to the '06 Mac Pro.
Item #3A) I use Total Wireless as my phone carrier. I bought a new iPhone SE from Total Wireless. This is where it starts getting interesting. I unbox the the new SE, get the battery charged and see what it can do with wi-fi only as a source of connection.
The short story is I could do all I needed to do except talk and text. I took three different groups of photos and three different times, uploaded from the SE to the '06 Mac Pro with Apple's own iPhoto app. Everything worked famously. It iPhone SE work just like any standard camera as far as connecting to the 2006 Mac Pro.
Item #3B) On the 2nd day of ownership, I was satisfied enough with the SE that I called my phone carrier and we proceeded to deactivate the 4S and activate the SE. The 4s is now a brick and I am enjoying the SE asa phone. All was well---until I made moves to transfer some pics to iPhoto. Photo transfers from the SE to the 2006 Mac Pro will not work. Apple does not tell me this in so many works. Rather, Apple offers up these sneaky little messages that tells you that you need to do something this Apple has made impossible to do.
I keep my 2008 MacBook, running El Capitan, at my girlfriends. Over the weekend I tried to transfer pic from the SE to the MacBook. The SE made the pictures transfer with out issue.
Question: What options do I have to get my new iPhone SE to transfer pictures to my 2006 Mac Pro? Yeah, I know; Get a new computer. But other than that.
My past experiences of Apple pulling the sneaky crap on me.
1) Apple said that an iMac Bondi Blue 233 could run Mac OSX. I bought OSX. The iMac could not run OSX.
2) I got caught in the G3 firmware trap that was a deliberate slow down of the G3 Mac by Apple.
3) I have been running with 3 monitors, starting with my G4 in 2002. I bought the 2006 Mac Pro used in 2011. it arrived with the ATI 3-head video card and I transferred my 3-monitor setup to the Mac Pro. Due to some new circuitry, I had to buy two active DVI-to-mini DVI adaptors. I was running OS 10.6 Leopard and the 3 monitors were working well.
Sometime in 2011, Apple came out with a firmware update, and g-damn, wouldn't you know, Apple killed my 3rd monitor. A search of Apple's support pages said that the 2006-2009 Mac Pros were not able to support 3 monitors on one ATI card. Well, I had been running 3 monitors so I knew this was Apple bullshit. To get my 3rd monitor back I had the option of buying of buying a 2010 Mac Pro or buying a 2nd ATI video card. I bought the 2nd video card.