Hey everyone So yeah, I haven't hidden the fact that while I've been a proud mac owner for over a decade, I've never owned an iPhone before. Yesterday changed that, and with it I felt like reflecting and sharing a few first impressions haha. The iPhone started off as a curiosity for me, I've always wondered what all of the rage was about, so here we go: My other phone is a Galaxy Note 2, which a year later still feels like a fast phone - especially considering what's out there now. Surprise! Hardware-wise: You knew what to expect here, the iPhone 5S feels smaller, more solid, and the design is cleaner. The buttons feel a lot better, but the screen feels a little more hollow, oddly enough. Software-wise: I really like iOS 7. *scratches head* I don't know why almost every iPhone user I've known seems to dislike it so much, it's bright and pretty - which coming from Android is a nice switch up - in android everything is black. Initial software impressions: As a gmail user, the email still sucks as it did back on my original iPod Touch. I was kinda surprised that neither apple nor google has managed to make it a push option, and the options for getting gmail aren't that great. Well shoot, that sucks! You could say that aspect is a bit broken for me - I'm still getting used to something different, so I'm not going to use the apple expecting it to respond like an orange. Anyone have a good suggestion what to do about gmail? (Thanks ) Aside from toggling the mute switch, there really seems to be no way to turn off the notification dropdown sound when you're in a different app. Anyone? XD Speed is nice, the responsiveness is great (which surprised me with half as much ram as my note 2 has), I have noticed a dropped frame or two.. the notification dropdown is kinda stupid. Yeah, I went there. Whoever decided to waste room with a big box that says "Calendar: No events" should've been slapped upside the head. The fingerprint sensor works pretty well, but doesn't work all the time. The camera takes very nice pictures, until you zoom in on them - then if it's not a sunny outdoor picture, it's a spotty high ISO one. This is to be expected from a cellphone camera. As much as I didn't look forward to using iTunes to manage the phone, it actually works pretty darn well. So that's about all I have to say right now, so far a decent experience!