Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“Apple Inc’s new iPhone will drop the wide dock connector used in the company’s gadgets for the best part of a decade in favor of a smaller one, a change likely to annoy the Apple faithful but which could be a boon for accessory makers.” — “Reuters” (

“Pegatron has begun production of a new version of the Apple iPhone at its factory in Shanghai, eastern China, according to industry sources in Taiwan.” — “DigiTimes” (

“In the latest sign of OS X Mountain Lion’s imminent release to the public, Apple has seeded the next-generation Mac operating system to its AppleCare representatives. AppleCare representatives have been testing OS X Mountain Lion on special Macs and via remote computing for the past few weeks, but today’s news marks that the OS X Mountain Lion Golden Master seed has been supplied to representatives to be installed on their main work Macs.” — “9to5Mac” (

“As iPhone fans await the release of a new model, they are delaying purchases and may cause Apple, Inc., the world’s largest company by market value, to post its slowest sales and profit growth in more than two years.” — “Bloomberg” (

“Steve Jobs held Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in high esteem, in part because he admired Zuckerberg’s vision and determination to make Facebook the best company it could be, and more importantly, because Facebook wasn’t looking to sell out for a large payday.” — “Edible Apple” (

“Trusted sources we’ve spoken to in the semiconductor industry have implied that TSMC is considering a partnership with Apple that would realign the manufacturer’s technology roadmap and fundamentally alter the balance of power between the foundry and its other customers. Morris Chang, TSMC’s CEO, spoke about the possibility of closer collaboration with its customers in general terms last Friday, but at the time we thought the likelihood of an Apple alliance was unlikely. We’ve since been given reason to think otherwise.” — “HotHardWare” (