Sound the klaxons because the wait is over. Apple has officially flipped the switch and released iOS 7.
You will be able to update right now from your iOS device by going to settings -> general and tapping on software update. Alternatively, connect your iOS device to your computer and run iTunes and update through iTunes. As usual, make sure you back up your iOS device before you hit that “update” button. Personally, I will be connecting up to my computer in order to make the jump to iOS 7.
Before you upgrade, be sure to read my most recent article called “Everything You Need To Know About Upgrading To iOS 7“.
iOS 7 adds more than 200 new features, the biggest being a top-to-bottom redesign of the user interface. Other new features include Control Center, a panel that slides up from the bottom of any screen that allows settings like Bluetooth and AirPort to be toggled on and off, a number of new camera features, a new multitasking screen, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and more.
Make sure you check back soon because I will be posting up some more articles on iOS 7 including my first impressions of iOS 7.
On a side note, Apple has also released iTunes 11.1 which will allow people to connect iOS devices running iOS 7, so make sure that you update to iTunes 11.1 as soon as possible.
Update: I am getting reports from people that their updates keep on failing. This is most probably because there is so many people trying to upgrade to iOS 7 at the same time, that it is causing their updates to slow right down or just fail altogether. In some cases, the update will download, but it will not “verify”. My advice for the time being is to wait for a few days and then try to update/upgrade to iOS 7 again. Another thing you can try to do is to remove some apps and then re-install them after you are done.