Glad to see there are some iOS 6 users who didn't upgrade their hardware to the IP5s or updated to iOS7 or was lucky enough to downgrade in time back to iOS6. How many of us are left of the iOS 6 bread? My personal reasons why I didn't update to iOS7: I've tested iOS7 started back in June when it launched to the Devs, yes I'm a dev if anyone wants to know and also a graphic designer too. 1) Looks like cheese There's only two ways to visually design a OS with a "Flat" look and unfortunately iOS 7 doesn't land on A or B. A) Super flat non-gradient design must be a two colour scheme, such as Windows Phone 7 & 8. Unfortunately it's a waste of a high resolution screen and that explains how the Lumia 900 got away with their mid range specs during their launch. B) Flat design with gradients that are very subtle with colour change, 3D F/X with minor shadowing and drop shadows, they must be constant across the board. Perfect example would be Skype, eBay, Google and Facebook mobile which had achieved this design aspect properly. Honestly, iOS 7 looks like a page ripped out of Dora's colouring book, My Little Pony and a essentially a Teletubby phone. Its humanly impossible to have two neon colours that are in a gradient ion and sitting on a white background to look good. You can't even place bright yellow on white back ground. 2) Runs like cheese The day iOS 7 Beta 1 was deployed, once I installed it I knew within the hour this is not a Beta build. Every time I explained this to someone, they threw "it's a Beta" card at me. If you look back at iOS 5 / 6 Beta 1 runs way smoother, barely any problems and it was quite smooth. Quite honestly, it was a alpha build and shouldn't be release at that state. Fast forward to Beta 6, GM and Public Builds: I knew things were looking real bad when nothing got improved in Beta 6, time was running out fast and the current state of iOS 7 was nowhere near finished for a Public release. Once the GM build was deployed, after hours of a digging around we all find out Apple just added the new wallpapers and ringtones, all the bugs were still floating around. The day it went public, the night before I was already back on iOS 6 as a fresh, clean and new user backed up. During my experience of iOS 7, I was switching back and forth nonstop with iOS 6. I didn't want to be on iOS7, but my employer needed me to test his apps pronto from time to time. 3) Feels like cheese Everything from the corny parallax F/X, slow animation of opening & closing apps and the stuttering from various areas, there's a lot to be fixed up. The most shocking experience of iOS 7 is on the iPads, it's a total right off and it's worse than beta 1 on the IP5. I'm pretty sure Apple is on over drive mode trying to get the iPad ver fixed up before the iPad 5 and Mini launches next month. All in all, from what I'm seeing, 7/10 ppl updated to iOS7 out of curiosity and all of them have regret it, since they can't downgrade back to iOS 6. Its really unfortunate Apple won't allow iOS 6 to be signed for a few months more, until they can work out "some" bugs and keep their customer happy. Every time a friend of mine looks over at my IP5, they keep saying "you're so lucky you didn't update, blah blah blah this and that" Politely I explained I've used it since June and try not to make them feel bad about their situtation, they are really unhappy with it. All I can do is nod my head hearing the same stories over and over again, and give them my sympathy, it's really not their fault. Last week I went ahead and bought AppleCare the night before my warranty expired, the AppleCare CSR clearly stated the warranty is still valid on iOS 6 and if I can prove its a hardware failure that's doesn't relate to any of the areas on the logic board, Apple will repair it. Speaking of my call to AppleCare, my call was made on 09.19.13 the day after iOS 7 launched to the public. AppleCare was happy to hear my call wasn't like everyone else's, which was nonstop calls about iOS7 and their demands to fix it over phone. I'll update to iOS 7 when everything of everything is fixed up, but personal I don't see that happening any time soon and the list is pretty big for the unpleasant changes and problems. I've been happy with the way iOS6 was looking, I'm down for changes and make it a little flatter would be cool. The dramatic change for iOS 7 was too extreme, most ppl who don't even realize it doesn't look as "nice" as the presentation at WWDC. An eye for design is something you're born with, enhanced when you take a design course and fully brought to life when you're in the working field. PS: It feels strange not upgrade to this year's IP5s and I know it won't be enjoyable with iOS7, I didn't realize there were so many bugs that will affect it as well and the list is growing quite massive as the days are rolling. Gonna miss the camera upgrade dearly.