Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

A so-called ‘iPad mini’ reportedly in the works at Apple for a late 2012 release may be the first of the company’s tablet devices to include displays coated with indium tin oxide (ITO), an electrically conductive transparent substance that acts as an EMI shield and helps reduce radio interference.” — “AppleInsider” (

“A publication for members of Shell Germany’s loyalty rewards program has posted a notice warning members of a ‘delay’ if they choose the ‘old’ current-model 8GB iPod nano — because of an ‘upcoming re-introduction’ of the player, said to be happening sometime next month. If true, it would be the first confirmation of a long-rumored iPod line refresh, happening in time for the holiday shopping season. The Nano received its last redesign nearly two years ago.” — “MacNN” (

“Apple’s urgency to gain access to AuthenTec technology, involving $27.5 million in up front payments during negations and culminating in a $356 million offer to acquire the entire company, appears targeted at an advanced “Smart Sensor” component that does more than just read fingerprints, but that’s not all the acquisition target offered.” — “AppleInsider” (