Wow, I just installed iOS 7 GM on my iPod touch 5th gen and it performs like new again! There are no long boot times anymore (32 seconds!) and no lag (except for entering siri.) I am loving the new sounds and wallpapers, especially the dynamic wallpapers that match the iPod touches (there is a blue, pink, red, silver, white, black, yellow, and grey, all of the possible matching colors. I can't really say anything about battery life because I just unplugged from a full charge but I will update on that later (EDIT: see below.) I also can't say about my iPad 2 because the update is downloading (EDIT: see below.) I have gone all the way from iOS 6.1, through every beta of iOS 7 without ever restoring, and I am surprised that it still works like new. I have been using iOS since version 3.1.1 and this is by far the best version yet EDIT (battery life on iPod touch): Usage on half brightness and wifi/Bluetooth on got 3 hours and still at 50-75 percent. Don't know about my iPad yet, only just installed. EDIT (iPad 2 impressions): Wow, I don't know what other to say than "good job again apple!" My iPad is now lag and bug free and even the wallpaper time that people are complaining about isn't even there! I even see som actual blurring (not simulated) on multitasking and folders! Maybe I am the only lucky one on here but do any of you want to share any good experiences about the gm of iOS 7? I am tired of seeing "it's laggy."