After announcing iOS 7 back in June, Apple has successfully completed 6 beta versions and have now pushed out the anticipated upgrade to for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
iOS 7 brings a complete redesign with a fresh colour palette, new icons, a flatter UI design, the addition of the Control Centrer, a new Photos app, an expanded folder design, and lots of developer-centric improvements including background updates, new camera APIs and more.
The update is available through iTunes as a 752MB download, or on the device as an OTA update (if you’re running iOS 6 or above). It is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and iPod touch 5th gen, though some features, like AirDrop, are only available on the last-generation devices and above (iPhone 5, iPad 4).
Remember to back up your files locally, via iTunes, or through iCloud, before taking the leap.
Update: From the sheer volume of people updating to iOS 7 today it seems that Apple’s servers are getting slammed. If you’re getting a message ‘Software Update Unavailable’ you’ll simply need to keep on pressing the update button. You’ll eventually connect and be greeted with iOS 7. Remember, Apple is expecting to ship its 700 millionth iOS device this month.