I was bracing for the worst. There's been so much whining about 7 it's really been unbelievable. Do you all need a hug? I updated my IP5 and I don't see any of the "problems" people have noted. There is ZERO lag. The animation is incredibly fluid and flat out gorgeous. All of my apps are present and the new UI is absolutely beautiful. Access to the control settings is a bit different, but so what. I figure I'll just use the phone and get used to it over the next few days. Again, I want to repeat. 1. the new UI is absolutely beautiful and sublime 2. the animation is incredibly fluid and gorgeous 3. the phone works perfectly. 4. All of my apps work perfectly. 5. There is no glaring difference between updated and non updated apps in appearance. I am really embarrassed for this forum. We have all been misled to an extra-ordinary degree. The update and install was flawless and the phone operates perfectly. I reserve the right to come back and gripe if/when I find a bug or minor issue however.