Here are the latest rumors circulating in the Apple blogosphere:

“Apple’s A5 iPhone chip/Apple Inc is famous for relying on low-cost Asian manufacturers to both source and assemble its popular gadgets, but the consumer device giant recently started receiving a critical component in its iPad and iPhones from closer to home – Texas.” — “Reuters” (

“Apple is likely to launch a 7.85-inch iPad prior to the fourth quarter of 2012 in addition to a new iPad scheduled to be released at the end of the first quarter, according to sources in the supply chain” — “DigiTimes” (

“Samsung has reportedly abandoned attempts to hound the iPhone 4S with 3G patents it holds, conceding that Apple is covered for their use of the cellular technology through their use of Qualcomm chipsets.” — “SlashGear” (

“Some users Report problems accessing Apple’s iTunes, iCloud: An error message says the user’s password is incorrect – even when it isn’t” — “Computerworld” (