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Apple-backed plant in Arizona to produce sapphire

An Apple facility planned for Mesa, Arizona will be operated by GT Advanced Technologies and produce sapphire for use in Apple products.

The Macalope Weekly: Telling

Some things are just obvious. Not that that's necessarily a good thing.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Arena master

In this week’s iPhone-case roundup, you’ll find a number of accessories that bring beautiful design together with tough protection to keep your handset safe and looking fabulous.

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens review: Creative possibilities times four

It's the best photography add-on for your iPhone...as long as you don't use a case.

The Macalope Weekly: A fundamental lack of understanding

There are reasons for things. You just have to try to actually understand them.

Olloclip's 4-in-1 lens gives you new angles on iPhone photography

Pack a wide-angle, fisheye, and two macro lenses in your pocket.

The Macalope Weekly: Total failures

More Apple failures! Some of which don't even exist yet!

The Week in iPhone Cases: Through the looking glass

We have a bit of everything on tap for this week’s iPhone-case roundup, from the sporty to the elegant, from the functional to the beautiful.

Six iPhones tested, and they can't agree on magnetic north

Readings that vary by 20-plus degrees make the iPhone less useful than a $15 compass.

What's still to come from Apple this fall

Apple's had a busy September, but many people are expecting a lot more from the company this fall. Which of those expectations are realistic? We've handicapped the contenders.

The Macalope: Trouble from the get-go

How many licks does it take to get to a problem with this piece?