There's lots to like in iOS 7. It's fast, fluid and offers lots of improvements - not just the headline features we've discussed here but features such as the effortless Airdrop sharing, improved Find My Phone and the new Activation Lock.
It can be a little eye-popping sometimes, but upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7 will breathe new life into your device. The eye candy doesn't appear to have a detrimental effect on performance and the new features tick many of the boxes on our wish list. Shame we still can't delete the stock Apple apps such as Stocks, though - although at least you can now hide Newsstand in a folder.
The interface isn't perfect, but overall it's better: there are fewer steps between you and what you want to do, and that means iOS 7 will improve your mobile life in all kinds of little ways.
Control Center and the new Notifications are great, background app updates have removed what seemed like constant app maintenance, and when Siri's feeling co-operative it's a wonderful thing to have.
Many of our favourite features are relatively little ones: Collections knowing where we've been, Mail making it faster to file or trash messages, the ability to block messages from people we owe money to.
Safari feels faster, and we liked the little touches such as Notifications telling us "right now, it would take you about nine minutes to drive home". At its best iOS 7 feels less like an operating system and more like the intelligent personal assistant we've been promised for years.
Sometimes iOS 7 is just too damn bright, especially on the iPad where launching Safari and Calendar is rather like aiming a spotlight at your face. Some of the colour choices seem a bit odd, and some apps' reliance on text for everything means you sometimes get an ugly mishmash of font sizes.
We'd love to know where iCloud Keychain went, too: the password generation service was in early betas but disappeared shortly before the final release, and we're assuming it won't reappear until OS X Mavericks ships.
Forget the number seven: this is a point-0 product, the first incarnation of a very different iOS. As a result we'd recommend updating with a certain amount of caution: you will find bugs, you'll probably find a few apps don't work (although the big name stuff from online banking to eBay has largely been updated) and there's every chance that an in-place upgrade might trash your photo library or do something equally upsetting, so don't forget to make those backups.
If you aren't desperate to get your hands on iOS 7, wait for the 7.0.1 that we're sure is imminent. That said, if you don't mind the odd teething problem iOS 7 will make your device feel brand new all over again. We think you'll like it a lot.