I got my wife an iphone a few weeks ago after getting tired of listening to her complain about her LG Cosmos feature phone. So far, no complaints, and she's figured out how to do everything she wants with the iPhone. And, she is decidedly "non techie." I think that's the thing people miss when they attack Apple, the devices aren't met for geeks who want to dig into tech specs, they are meant for people who actually want to "use" the devices.
This update is basically tech specs, though, right? It sounds fine to me, just like the iPad 3 sounded good to me when most people were underwhelmed.