Apple Developer Center Down Following iOS 7 Announcement

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Those looking to get their hands on the iOS 7 beta must exercise their patience, as Apple’s Developer Center has been experiencing downtime since the WWDC keynote concluded just over two hours ago. Apple announced earlier today that the iOS 7 beta for iPhone will be available to registered developers today, while the iPad version will be seeded in the coming weeks.

The public release of iOS 7 is slated for this Fall, so registering your device’s UDID with a registered developer account is the only method of trying out the new software in the meantime. iOS betas are exactly that — betas — and could suffer from a myriad of bugs and performance issues. Apple should periodically release further beta versions throughout the summer.

Update: Apple’s Developer Center website has returned online, although clicking on individual pages within leads to a “we’ll be back soon” landing page.

Update 2: iOS 7 beta 1 is now available.

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