Mobile Lowdown 9-16-11: Apple Apps; WebOS; AT&T/T-Mobile; Jesta $15 Million

A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

» More news on the next iPhones: Production of a less expensive model that looks like the current iPhone 4 is well underway and aiming for 10 million or more units. But the new “iPhone 5”, with tapered edges is seeing some production issues that might result in initial shortages and delays. More repeats, too, of the October 7-ish launch date. (9to5mac)

New milestone in the world of apps: there are now more than one million apps on the iOS and Android platforms combined. (AppsFire)

» Facebook is the latest name floated in the “whole will buy HP’s WebOS” game. (Forbes)

» Congress wants President Obama to intervene in the AT&T/T-Mobile merger investigation at the Department of Justice to approve the deal. (Phone Scoop)

» Jesta Digital is pumping some more money into its mobile effort after buying Fox (NSDQ: NWS) Mobile from News Corp. last year: it’s putting $15 million into a technology incubator company. (Jesta Digital)

» The Commission at the top of the ITC is reviewing the case that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has brought against HTC, focussing on specific patent violations. One look at the likelihood of rulings and what might go in whose favor. (ITC, Foss Patents)

» Cellfish, the mobile media company, has acquired BandsInTown, a mobile service for tracking and discovering live shows near you. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Billboard)

» Mobile performance network apprupt has secured a “considerable seven-digit Euro” investment in the company led by Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture, Neuhaus Partners and KfW. (apprupt)

» Mobile payment service Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Wallet gets a test drive with MasterCard. (Engadget)