iOS 7 available today for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

iOS 7

The day Apple fans have waited for since iOS 7 was first revealed at June’s WWDC is here. Owners of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 (or newer), iPad mini, and iPod Touch (fifth generation) can down download and install what amounts to the biggest update to Apple’s mobile OS since it first launched in 2007.

iOS 7 will be available to owners of the above devices by means of an over-the-air update or as a direct download from iTunes (make sure you have the latest version installed). There are several things users can do to prepare for the new software, including doing a manual backup of your phone or tablet beforehand.

The shift toward a simpler, cleaner UI and bright, flat aesthetic as well as new features like Control Center and AirDrop will likely be a bit overwhelming at first, especially for those that haven’t been following along in the lead up to iOS 7′s release. Other new features include enhanced multitasking, an overhauled Safari web browser, and Siri’s exit from beta along with new actions and the option for a male voice.

Let us know how the update goes in the comments below. For those burning question about iOS 7, there’s no better place to than our very own iSource forums. You don’t even need to sign up for an account, so ask away.