Here are the latest Apple-related rumors from the blog-o-sphere:

“Before Apple swooped in to purchase Siri, U.S. carrier Verizon was working on a deal that would make the intelligent voice-controlled assistant exclusive to Android devices on its network.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Apple is expected to see the share of its iOS-based iPad and iPad mini in the tablet segment continue to be eroded by an array of Android-based tablets by other branded vendors in the first half of 2013. The iPad and iPad mini saw their combined market share drop to around 50% in the second half of 2012.” — “DigiTiimes” (

“Apple will adopt a Retina display in its next-generation iPad mini.” — “BrightWire” (