Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“Apple will reportedly kill off the Ping iTunes service when iOS 6 is launched this fall, euthanizing the social music network that has suffered waning participation since its introduction in 2010.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Apple has added a few qualifiers to its claim that iOS 6 is supported on older devices such as the iPhone 3GS and the current iPod Touch.” — “MacNN” (

“As noted by the Associated Press, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published a list of nearly 2,000 applications it has received as part of an expansion of the domain naming system that is planned to add new suffixes, including some based on brands to allow companies to simplify URLs for their sites and enhance their branding.” — “MacRumors” (

“Rather than include transit and walking directions natively in the new Maps application in iOS 6, Apple will instead highlight third-party options available on the iOS App Store.” — “AppleInsider” (

“OS X Mountain Lion was officially unveiled on Monday, and is shipping in July — but conspicuously absent from the list of features is Apple’s ad-hoc supercomputer tool Xgrid.” — “MacNN” (

“Competing notebook makers are reportedly looking to follow in Apple’s footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops, but pricing could pose a significant obstacle, as the Mac maker is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro.” — “AppleInsider” (