Today, iOS 7 will be released. Much has been written about the operating system, including Rene Ritchie's detailed review on iMore. Most of it confirms what I've been thinking of all along.
Yes, iOS no longer looks dated compared to Android and Windows Phone. But this is much more than a fresh coat of paint. iOS 7 purposefully replaces a previously static interface with one that is dynamic and fluid.
The only way to get a feel for what's going on here is to use it for some time. The 'Apple is doomed' camp will dismiss iOS 7 just like anything else the company does. But make no mistake. There is a tremendous amount of thought and work that has gone into iOS 7. I'm so looking forward to the update.