Here are the latest rumors circulating in the Apple blogosphere:

“Along with its new Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon unveiled its brand new web browser called Silk. Right now, Silk will only run on the Fire, but Amazon has already registered several domains hinting that the browser could come to other platforms [including the Mac].” — “Business Insider” (

“While on a trip to Shenzhen last weekend, our crew received a tip from an iPhone accessories supplier that an iPhone 5 prototype had gone missing from the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen Futian district. This should explain why we are seeing a whole lot of iPhone 5 cases in China today.” “M.I.C. Gadget” (

“A China Unicom executive has just confirmed that Apple’s next iPhone will be 4G-capable. But surround air quotes around 4G, because we’re not talking LTE: we’re talking 21Mbps HSPA+ technology. In other words, marketing 4G.” — “Cult of Mac” (

“Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh in a research note put forward a controversial claim that RIM was stopping BlackBerry PlayBook production. In addition to worker layoffs, RIM’s supplier Quanta allegedly stopped production for all intents and purposes.” — “MacNN” (

“Although hope for the redesigned iPhone 5 seen through third-party case designs is waning as evidence continues to stack up for the ‘iPhone 4S’ design and no sign of the larger, tapered iPhone 5, that hasn’t halted interest in the iPhone 5 design.” — “MacRumors” (