Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“Fresh reports from Chinese sources claim Apple’s next-generation handset has entered the production phase complete with design changes including the addition of glass to the unit’s ‘uni-body’ backplate.” — “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)

“Apple is likely to take on the Nexus 7 tablet challenge from Google head-on with a smaller and cheaper version of its market-dominating iPad tablet, sources told The New York Times this weekend following similar reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. The so-called “iPad mini,” which could end up not being branded with the “iPad” name, would feature a 7.85-inch screen (larger than most competing devices) and would likely be near Google’s $200 pricetag for the Nexus 7.” — “MacNN” (http://www.macnn.com)

“Apple’s TV set is just about the worst-kept secret in tech. But here’s something you may not have thought of: it could well pack a retina display, as seen on the new iPadĀ and the latest MacBook Pro.” — “CNET” (http://crave.cnet.co.uk/televisions/display-boffin-apples-tv-will-have-a-retina-display-50008620/).

“An Apple trademark application filed in Hong Kong for the name Mountain Lion — its latest Mac software — makes three mentions of TVs, which has refuelled speculation that the Californian company could be about to unleash its first gogglebox.” — “9to5Mac” (http://www.9to5Mac.com)

“Apple’s set to release the latest version of OS X later this month. OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) is a $19.99 upgrade that will be available on the Mac App Store.” — “MacRumors” (http://www.macrumors.com)

“European wireless operators are placing orders for nano-SIM cards in anticipation of the as yet unannounced sixth-generation iPhone which is expected to leverage the technology when it is released this fall.” — “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)