There, I said it. When using general OS functions like composing an email, opening YouTube, Facebook, etc, my iPhone 5 on iOS 7 seems a lot faster. I have even compared them side by side to confirm this. Obviously when comparing the two in GeekBench, the Air smokes my iPhone. Also, the Air does load games faster and with smoother frame rates but I can't feel the speediness of the "mighty" A7 processor and all of its 64-bit glory anywhere else... Do you guys think this is an iOS 7 (for iPad) issue? It is just sad that it feels so relatively sluggish in normal use compared to my year-old phone. I have a feeling that by the time things are truly optimized for the 64-bit A7 processor, the next iPad will be around the corner with the proper 2+ GB of RAM that the Air should have had. Crossing my fingers that iOS 7.1 fixes a lot of these issues that should not be present on a flagship tablet that costs $700 (for my 64GB model).