Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“An interesting tidbit in Scott Forstall’s ouster at Apple has surfaced saying that the former Apple senior vice president refused to sign a letter of apology over Apple Maps in September. Several reports all claim sources saying as much, suggesting that this could have played a role in his departure from Apple.” — “The Mac Observer”

“Scott Forstall, the deposed iOS chief, has been a divisive figure inside Apple. His exit from Apple is likely to have an impact on the company‚Äôs stock price when the markets re-open. How are Apple insiders feeling about his exit? I asked a few of my sources.” — GigaOm (www.gigaom.com)

“Just a day after Apple announced the merger of its iOS and OS X teams, talk of a merger of the two products is running rampant with some claiming that engineers have been well into the process for years.” — “Trollaxor” (www.trollaxor.com)

“A number of iPad mini buyers who purchased a Smart Cover for their device have already received the accessory, offering an early glimpse at what to expect when the mid-size Apple tablet launches on Friday.” — “AppleInsider” (www.appleinsider.com)