Here are the latest rumors circulating in the Apple blogosphere:

° “There may be more to Apple’s developing relationship with Sharp than simple supply-chain diversification and OLED panels for future iPhones and iPads. The Japanese company is said to be playing a role in the production of the long-rumored Apple television.” — “All Things D” (

° Apple is expected to introduce NFC (near field communication) enabled operating system software and hardware in 2012. — “DigiTimes” (

° “A new report has pegged Dec. 14-16 as a likely timeframe for the release of the iPhone 4S in Taiwan.” — “AppleInsider” (

° “Readers Daniel and Matthew let us know that Apple had posted a new digital sign overnight at the location of their upcoming Grand Central Station store. The sign reads ‘Apple Store, Grand Central. Arriving Soon’.” — “MacRumors” (

“Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar-winning screenwriter for his work on The Social Network, has said he is “strongly considering” writing a movie based on the life of Steve Jobs.” — “AppleInsider” (