Excitement from Apple device users about today's upgrade to iOS7 turned to anger at the slow download speed and the amount of space needed.

The old display of an iPhone (L) and the new following the installation of iOS7.(Ken Spaulding)

The download became available at 1 p.m. for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users as a free software update creating a high demand with error messages. Many took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.


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They were also upset at the amount of 3.1 GB of storage required. “This update requires at least 3.1GB of storage” Excuse me?” tweeted @jacobmanser according to the

iOS7 gives email, calendars, texts and phones a whole new look with over 200 new features reports the Post, including new looks for icons. “[It’s]the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at the introduction of the new iPhone 5 which comes to stores on Friday.

Those who did make the change were less than pleased.


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Cnet.com cautioned that some users may find the change in the display "jarring." However, said the tech website in its review, "The important thing to note is that even though it looks completely different, it's still easy to pick up and use right away because the core functionality is largely the same."