I made the jump today to IOS7 on my ipad 4. I did upgrade my 4s phone a couple days ago to test the waters before making such a big Change on my ipad.
ios7 I like it. my first impression was way to android, but it's still a ipad
I was a little upset about the backround images being blurry and not fitting automatically but once I noticed the backround moves a little bit when tilting the I device I thought it was a nice almost 3d effect, makes the flat icons look a little nicer.
plus I think that apple will make a backround image fix to make the 3d effect better. a little time I think it will be better then android.
I didn't like the changes in safari. it takes a little getting use to. but it's usable. I really don't like that all the safari options, favorites, cloud, tab, has moved to the right top of the browser plus I liked having the search tab on the right of the address bar, but It's growing on me. still a little androidy. but I think safari runs cleaner, a little bit slower but looks nice and clean. also I'm left handed and the old safari tabs were way better on the left .
my ipad still scrolls fine in the springboard.
I love the new home double click option to close the apps or just to reopen a app this I think is the best update.
I like that the all the way left swipe doesn't bring up the search.
I like the the up swipe from the bottom that brings up the settings
I love the iTunes Radio. also I noticed I can play songs that I purchased on all my devices without down loading them from the cloud - not sure if this is new but I would have never noticed with out upgrading to 7
I think there is a ton of room for improvement even thou it's more improved then ios6.
I think apple has big plans for 7 and time will tell.
after been jail broken on my ipad1 (which I jailbroke to get some of the options ios7 now has)- I see apple giving and answer to that I think apple is giving the people what they wanted and more, plus maybe atrackting some android customers ?
over all if you want to know if to update your ipad to the new iOS I would say yes do it!
it's clean and smooth, yes needs a tweak or two, but over all I think a little new is what apple needed, believe me if you have any negatives they will go away after you tinker with it for a bit.
ios7 is a big improvement and looks/works great on the ipad.