I have an iPad Mini that is currently running iOS 6.1.2 - I never updated it to 6.1.3 as none of the problems it fixed have affected me and having had updates go wrong on other devices before I've become a bit update-phobic, so I didn't want to do one unless I absolutely needed to. I am, however, interested in updating to iOS 7. Could there be any possible issues with updating to iOS 7 from a non-latest version of iOS 6? Also, I have this iPad set up as a standalone device, rather than being synced with iTunes. I am using iCloud backups, but my home internet speed isn't very quick and having to restore from an iCloud backup would take up the best part of a day for me. How likely is it that I'll have to restore if I install iOS 7, and is it more likely to happen since I'm upgrading from an older version of iOS 6? (For that matter, I've heard of people running into battery life issues and other problems with iOS 7 that have been solved by restoring. If these are widespread, is updating without restoring even a good idea?) Sorry if these questions seem a little noobish. This is my first major iOS update since iOS 4 on my old iPod Touch, and my first ever where I haven't been able to just let iTunes handle it all! Thanks in advance!