Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“A report from China’s Sina Tech has tipped that Apple will integrate Baidu as a search engine in iOS for the Chinese iPhone. Baidu is the leading search engine in China with a massive 83.6 percent share of the market. The pairing is seen as mutually beneficial with Baidu gaining exposure on the smartphone platform with the most active on China’s mobile web, while its inclusion will be an additional selling point for the iPhone in China.” — “MacNN” (

“Next September, Toshiba should launch a hybrid HD, similar to the Seagate Momentus XT. Technical details are still unknown, especially the size of the Flash memory that will be associated with the classical plate-based HD. However, the goal is the same, use a small flash memory to boost transfer speed , especially for small files, while offering a better GB/USD ratio and a larger storage space then most SSD.” — “HardMac” (

“Apple will soon offer the Nest Learning Thermostat through both its online and retail Apple Stores, according to online reports. The internet- and iOS-enabled thermostat will sell for $249.” — “The Mac Observer” (

“New job postings for System-on-a-Chip engineers in Israel hint at the company’s continued endeavors to expand its first international R&D facility.” — “AppleInsider” (

“As Apple’s new MacBooks are expected to launch in the near future, related upstream supply chain players are reportedly facing labor shortages because of strong orders from Apple, while some supply chain makers are even outsourcing their orders to meet shipment schedules, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.” — “DigiTimes” (

“A new report quotes a former Apple employee as saying that people at the company are ’embarrassed by Siri’ and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have ‘lost his mind’ over the feature’s performance.” — “AppleInsider” (