Here are the latest rumors circulating in the Apple blogosphere:

Germany’s Vodafone has suggested that Apple this week will announce a new ‘iPhone 4S’ available in three capacities, including a new high-end 64GB model.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Could Apple be about to give iPhone users an AI personal assistant? And if so, will people like it?” — “Technology Review” (

“The ‘iPhone 5’ may or may not exist following Apple’s event on Tuesday, but if it does, it could end up being the biggest smack to the face that T-Mobile USA has ever had the pleasure of receiving from a smartphone vendor. Over the weekend, a Cincinnati Bell customer supposedly discovered a pair of placeholder entries for upcoming Apple smartphones. One listing mentioned the oft-rumored iPhone 4S and the second listed a $639.99 iPhone 5 with an 8-megapixel camera, a 4-inch display and ‘4G Data Speeds.’ The listing certainly raises eyebrows, but sites reporting the snafu missed a potential tearjerker that could rival Titanic”BGR” (

“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today published a series of letters it exchanged with Apple between June and August of this year addressing Apple’s patent settlement with Nokia.” — “MacRumors” (

“With Apple’s October 4 iPhone media event only a day away, listings for new models are appearing in some retailer’s inventory systems. Vodafone Germany and Radio Shack are both listing new iPhone models, and the latter even shows a Sprint-compatible model in its database.” — “The Mac Observer” (

“After playing around with the recently released iTunes 10.5 beta 9 – the same one that references iPhone 4S – Twitter user @SonnyDickson found some data strings which suggest iOS app rentals may be a possibility.” — “Edible Apple” (

“Newly released photos, allegedly leaked from a Foxconn factory in Brazil, depict a new iPhone model codenamed ‘N90A,’ that is believed to be a cheaper version of the iPhone 4 to will be announced next week” — “AppleInsider”