Apple\u2019s newest and brightest OS is finally available for download.\u00a0 iOS 7 is now publicly available after Apple made it exclusive only to developers for a time.\u00a0 The newest OS is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.\u00a0 It\u2019s the default OS on the newly announced iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.\u00a0 On the tablet front, iOS 7 is compatible with the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4.\u00a0 For iPod users, iOS 7 will only work with the iPod 5. To enable the download, you can get the update on your device by going to Settings then choosing General and finally clicking on Software Update option.\u00a0 You may also get the iOS 7 update by launching iTunes on your desktop.\u00a0 If you go this route, though, you will be prompted to download iTunes 11.1 which is a new version and a requirement before you can update to iOS 7.\u00a0 The update process may not be smooth sailing at this point since Apple\u2019s servers are handling too much load, from updates if I may guess. I am done with the update on my iPhone 5 but it was not trouble free.\u00a0 I used iTunes but when I downloaded version 11.1, I was forced to repeat the process and restart my laptop because it somehow couldn\u2019t push through at first.\u00a0 Then I downloaded the iOS 7 update which is a little over 700MB in size.\u00a0 When the phone was finally updating, I encountered an error and I had to reset the phone to its factory settings.\u00a0 Good thing I backed up my iPhone before starting the update process.\u00a0 Then iTunes couldn\u2019t seem to connect to the iTunes Store which it apparently needs to do to activate the phone. \u00a0A few restarts later, iTunes finally connected to the iTunes Store.\u00a0 I simply restored the backup on my iTunes and thankfully everything including contacts, photos, messages and apps are back on my phone again. My first impressions about iOS 7 are good.\u00a0 It\u2019s a radical departure from iOS 6 and it\u2019s something refreshing and exciting.\u00a0 There\u2019s a use of bright colors and a lot of animations on transitions but the overall feel is positive.\u00a0 There are also a lot of new features and functionalities that Apple baked into the new OS and I am excited to test them out soon.\u00a0 iOS 7 has iTunes Radio, AirDrop sharing, Control Center, and improved card-style multitasking. Download iOS 7 now and share your impressions below.