Originally Posted by newtogolf
It only took 30 minutes to upgrade my iPhone 5 but even that wasn't worth the wait for me. Apple made a lot of noise for some flat looking icons,
new look of bundled apps (not for the better imo) and fairly unintuitive changes to interface with regards to deleting text messages and closing running apps. Battery life also seems shorter, but I'll reserve judgment on that for a few days.
I guess if you have a new iPhone 5S there may be some speed improvements, but otherwise iOS7 was a non-event for me.
I like most of the changes, but some of the icons are laughable. Game Center, for one. Photos is strange. I used to love the Camera icon, now it's very blah. Settings sucks and the Messages bubble is a weirdly chubby.
Some are great though. Compass might be the nicest-looking app on my phone, and the icon is awesome. Ditto Stocks and Voice Memos.
My main qualms are still performance. All of the animations are just too slow. I had gotten into a groove where I used to be able to hit the home button and swipe to turn on my phone (no passcode) all in one motion and without looking, but now there's enough of a delay that I can't. Control Center is nice, but I can't swipe all the way up and then hit, say, pause all at once. Again, there's an annoying delay.
Thankfully the bug I had yesterday with music and podcasts has gone away.