So I downloaded it for my iPad.
And what do I think?
Meh. Shrug. Yawn.
Yeah, it has a few more bells and whistles, but most of what has changed I can tell?
Mostly, stuff that wasn't broke has been fixed.
Used to swiping this way to delete your old emails? Well, now you have to swipe the other way.
Want to do a search? Don't reach for the left side of the screen. And finding stuff on the net via Search? Apparently gone.
The new icons, with their, flat, cartoony look? These are improvements? To me, they look, well, flat and cartoony ...
Some of the new controls and headers have gotten exceedingly fine-lined and harder to see.
Want to get rid of open apps running in the b.g.? Not hard, but good luck figuring that out on your own.
Want to go online? Safari has a new look, and all the pull-downs windows and controls have moved and been shrunk. Why is it better to have them on the right side instead of the left? Change for change's sake?
Apple maps are still Apple maps. Get the Google app and install it on your home screen.
So far, most of my apps seem to run with the new iOS, though my guitar magazine forgot that I'm a subscriber and wants to charge me for old issues I already bought.
Over all, this big whoop doesn't seem like such a big whoop, and if you are a long-time user, you are going to have to re-learn a lot of functions that you used to know just fine.
Some of the recommendations online offer that there's no hurry to switch over, and maybe you should wait a couple months. Since you don't get to go back to 6 if you don't like 7, and all in all, you probably won't be blown away by the improvements, don't break anything hustling to upgrade.