Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

As part of its report detailing part numbers for the “iPad mini”, AppleInsider briefly mentions that Apple appears set to launch updated iMacs on October 24, the day after the company’s rumored media event. — “AppleInsider” (

“Apple’s new Lightning connector introduced on the iPhone 5 has generated a significant amount of interest, both from a usage standpoint as the company abandons its nearly decade-old 30-pin dock connector and from a technical perspective. On the technical side, the new Lightning connector uses adaptive technology to enable it to perform a variety of functions with just eight contact pins, dynamically assigning pin functions to suit a given situation.” — “MacRumors” (

“Apple next week is set to launch a new, smaller iPad in 24 different configurations, suggesting four different storage capacities and two color options, AppleInsider has learned.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Apple suppliers asked to prepare for next-generation iPad in mid-2013.” — “DigiTimes” (

“A new report claims Panasonic plans to leave the TV business and will instead focus on creating LCD displays for smaller devices, particularly Apple’s iPad.” — “AppleInsider” (