Apple just updated the iOS Dev Center with the first beta of iOS 5 registered developers can start the download now. However, as the DevCenter is coming back online, there might still be errors when trying to download the DMG files.
Update: the Dev Center has come back online for (almost) everyone, and the first news about iOSbeta 1 are starting to come in. Notably, some users are already tweeting from iOS 5.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has begun production on its latest gen iPad 2. The device will also have at least one camera on the front, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor. But expect the same display resolution. The new model will reportedly be sold through current partners AT&T and Verizon Wireless–suggesting it might be dual mode for both GSM and CDMA networks. Howe ver, the report did not indicate when the new iPad might be hitting store shelves or what the pricing might be.