First I did a full backup of my iPhone 5..I used iTunes via USB but if you generally use WiFi to iCloud, that will work too.
But I knew that was too good to be true. Every time I tried to download it I got a failure message. so I figured I would try iTunes but the upgrade was not available there. Obviously I wasn’t the only one trying to among the first to upgrade and Apple’s servers were busy.
After about twenty minutes of trying on the iPhone5 the download finally succeeded…the actual download took about 7 minutes followed by 20 minutes of Preparing for Upgrade, a reboot then another ten minutes to complete the install before I was rewarded with my first look at iOS 7.
I completed all the initial setup and a quick look tells me my backup was unnecessary, all my apps and settings survived the upgrade. So now I am working on coming up with a full review. My first impression is favourable. I like the new flat look and really like the notification screen (swipe down)and the Quick Access screen (swipe up).
Watch for a full review in the coming days.