Here are the latest rumors circulating in the Apple blogosphere:

“Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone by the end of October and will expand its availability in the U.S. to include Sprint Nextel Corp., people familiar with the matter said last week. The company also is expanding in China, where sales grew sixfold last quarter and new retail stores are planned.” — “Bloomberg” (

“Apple not ordering chips from TSMC for a brand new iPhone implicates that Samsung is producing A5 processors for iPhone 5 – for now. Remember that TSMC has been rumored to be taking over from Samsung beginning with the A6 chip next year.” — “9to5Mac” (

“China Mobile’s chairman Wang Jianzhou went on the record (again) to sort of confirm that an iPhone version for their fourth-generation TD-LTE network is coming.” — “9to5Mac” (

“Future iPhones equipped with near-field communication technology could store vital information that would allow for hardware failure to be quickly diagnosed by Apple, even after the handset is nonfunctional.” — “AppleInsider” (

“The iPhone 5 hasn’t been announced yet, but that has not stopped accessory makers from posting upcoming cases for the highly anticipated handset. Case-Mate has published a page on its website with six different case designs for the new iPhone 5, and we’re loving the radical new body shown in the images.” — “BGR” (