I was not a happy bunny when I realised that my update had rendered my phone effectively useless as anything other than a phone! I could no longer type on it, which meant using my own brain to remember stuff and I was REALLY out of practice. A long call to apple and a reboot later and normality was restored but I didn't get the fuss,...... at first!
It took me a while to really appreciate the flat colours (making our own apps drop shadows now look really try hard!), and the misty window look. The camera was a bit of a clincher as it was just amazing, and I do like a handy spirit level! Then I eventually noticed the floating icons and zoom opening, not really necessary but makes it a much more dynamic sensory experience with potential to merge into an app more smoothly (if it makes you feel dizzy you can turn it off!).
Given that I'm particularly interested in the potential of technology to help those with learning and sensory differences this is all really exciting, and that's before I realised how incredibly powerful the new iphone 5 series are. Apple still have vision, and once again its something that we need to harness for education as its looking really interesting.http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/29/apple-iphone-5s-ios7-secret-weapon