Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“Televisions and textbooks weren’t the only products Steve Jobs dreamed of redesigning towards the end of his life. Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J.Crew and a longtime member of Apple’s board of directors, revealed in a recent interview that the former Apple CEO really wanted to design a car.” — “Business Insider (

“Apple’s behind-the-scenes work to upgrade its OS X operating system for future high-resolution Retina display Macs has been detailed in a new patent filing.” — “AppleInsider” (

Apple is reportedly filtering the ‘Jailbreak’ term from the iTunes items. All the categories are affected with this filter including Apps, songs, albums, podcast episodes, and iTunes U episodes. One of our readers told us that this filter is also blocking the term even in iBooks.” — “Shoutpedia”

“Sprint is planning to offer ‘at least’ $100 for older iPhones traded in towards an iPhone 4S, a leak claims. A graphic provided by a source identifies the promotion as running through June 30th, and also requiring the activation of a new line of service. What it might take to get more than $100 for an old iPhone has not been mentioned.” — “MacNN” (

“Apple may be end-of-life-ing all those great little hotkey shortcuts that used to let us bring an app to the forefront and do something.” — TUAW (

“A new report claims display makers LG Display and AU Optronics have passed certification tests for LCD panels bound for a rumored ‘iPad mini’.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Two companies, LG and AU Optronics, have been certified to supply LCD panels for Apple’s rumored 7/7.85-inch iPad, says the Taiwanese publication Liberty Times. The firms are claimed to be aiming toward a product launch sometime in the second half of 2012, and an initial run of 6 million iPads. Liberty adds that TPK is expected to produce 4 million backlight modules, while Chimei Innolux will build 2 million; Nissha Printing will allegedly produce the touch film sensor.” — “MacNN” (