12-08-2013, 12:35 PM
So I'd been using my iPhone 4 happily all this time and when it was time to upgrade, I opted to wait for the iPhone 5S even though the iPhone 5 was available. My wife went that version and I could tell it was way faster than my iPhone 4..
When iOS 7 came out, being one of those people that always wants to upgrade, I foolishly upgraded my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The iPad 2 manages iOS 7 just as well as it did iOS 6, however the iPhone 4 was a entirely different story.
While my initial reaction was positive, it seemed (if it's even possible) to slow down as time went on to a point where it actually became a chore and annoyance to do anything on the phone..
For example, if I was scrolling through an e-mail in the Gmail app, the action of scrolling would end up highlighting portions of the email and the pop-up (Copy/Paste) would show up. So after dealing with this for a bit and not wanting to wait in any long line for an iPhone 5S I upgraded to the 5S in Champagne on Friday.
I can TOTALLY say that iOS 7 was really designed for the 5S. It is mind-blowing how much faster this phone is compared to the iPhone 4, everything works so smoothly.
I'm still exploring all the new features, but I'm totally enjoying the 5S right now..