iOS7 Available Today – Install It Now or Wait?

Apple’s latest and greatest operating system is launching today. There will no doubt be a rush for iPhone and iPad owners to install the update. Apple fans may scoff at this advice, but if you are updating anything other than a current model, it might be prudent to wait a few days before upgrading.

The odds are that all will go well, but sometimes issues appear in the real world that don’t show up in testing. Typically those issues are more annoyances than anything – such as sluggish performance, or incompatibility with some apps. And typically they are resolved quickly.

I’m going to wait a few days and make sure no problems turn up in the tech press before doing the upgrade on my iPad. After all, waiting a few days to get an OS update is not the end of the world. At least Apple updates come quickly once released. Unlike updates to Google phones that take months to get after they are released, if you get them at all.


  1. In case you are wondering, I only managed to hold off for a couple of days to install iOS7 on my iPad. In the end it doesn’t really do anything earth shatteringly more than iOS6, but at least it satisfied my desire to have the latest.