We were told to expect iOS 7 a couple of days before the arrival of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, and Apple delivered on its promise last night, around 6PM GMT.
Of course, with everyone and his dog scrambling to grab iOS 7 the moment it was released, it’s taking – still taking, in many cases – several hours to download and install. But hey, what did you expect?
I’ve mentioned the obvious rush to get in on the action, and of course iOS 7 is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and fifth gen iPod touch. Phew! That’s a lot of iDevices.
The other problem is that iOS 7 weighs in at a rather substantial 750MB – three quarters of one entire gigabyte. It’s pretty big, man.
The third problem is that, even with iOS 7 downloaded, you might struggle to have it verified, instead seeing the error message: "Software Update Unavailable". Be patient. You'll get there.
Was iOS 7 worth the wait? How does it feel? Is it the pastel-based nightmare many predicted?
Well, I managed to install iOS 7 last night, so I’ll answer all those questions and more shortly in iOS 7: first impressions (or something to that effect).
Anyone else rocking iOS 7? What do you think?