My take was the following and would like to know if you folks had similar issues/thoughts/experiences. Definitely a prettier iOS. Fading in and out screen on/off is nice. Using the entire screen as a swipe was nice. The icons, while not spectacular, seemed fine. The folder icons were blah. LOVE the fact you can have more than 12 icons per folder but wished they would let you see 12 at a time as opposed to only 9 per page. There a A LOT of white...but you get used to that. The animations/transitions between apps and the home screen are fine but seem to slow down your speed of using the device. Safari was a better and faster experience. The disappearing nav buttons is a nice touch. Control Panel = great and about time. IMO....probably the best function of iOS7. Parallax effect is fun. It's really cute when you use a panorama picture for the lock screen....go try that out. Calendar and Notes....blah. Nothing special. It's nice that you have year view on calendar. Would be nicer if your events were marked with colored dots in accord with your calendar(s) colors as other apps do while in month mode. Notes was very basic with tons of white and the yellow text on top of that did not look great. Camera....very good. Seemed more responsive. Maps....been looking for two things to change and they did. Night mode for maps AND the ability to adjust the volume of siri guidance voice easily as opposed to shutting off the Bluetooth connection completely. That was annoying. Messages...I liked the use of flat chat bubbles with gradients. Completely fine. App Store....MUCH FASTER. That was nice. This beta is less buggy than ios6s beta BUT there were some bugs for me : DND mode was not registering at the top of the screen with crescent moon icon. Battery drain was EXCESSIVE. Even after taking the suggestions by many posters I was getting 1-2% drain every 2-3 min. Hey...it's a beta and this will be addressed. Swiping back through messages was a little wonky. The sharing of images pops up a chunky menu. Great for some to give lots of choices but a little too cluttered for my taste. Really wish if you do not use pass code to lock the phone that when you access the camera from the lock screen you can also access the sharing menu easily. Overall I liked the new iOS but hopefully some tweaking will be done. I would have kept the beta on my phone if the battery drain wasn't so excessive. Thanks for reading and please share your experience with iOS7.