Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“New photos show what is claimed to be a case maker’s mold for Apple’s rumored ‘mini’ iPad. The sample is estimated to be about two-thirds the size of the regular third-generation iPad; that translates into a length of about 213.36mm, and a width of 143.67mm. The third-generation iPad, by contrast, is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm long, and 9.39mm thick. A closer point of comparison is Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, which is only 120mm wide and 198.5mm long.” — “MacNN” (

“With rumors of an ‘iPad mini’ launch in the coming months ramping up, there has been much discussion about just how usable such a device would be running at the 1024×768 resolution of pre-Retina iPad models. In particular, some commenters have pointed to Steve Jobs’ October 2010 discussion of the 7-inch tablets from competitors that were just then hitting the market, where he outlined Apple’s belief that such tablets were too small to be useful.” — “MacRumors” (

“The new Notification Center service of OS X Mountain Lion, a feature borrowed from iOS, goes beyond its mobile sibling to offer a direct way to send tweets from the desktop. It does not however have iOS 5’s live ticker updates for widgets such as Weather and Stocks, something OS X presents in Dashboard instead.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings.” — “The Wall Street Journal” (