For Apple’s First Series, Planet of the Apps, the Company Imitates, Not Innovates

The Shark Tank-esque show assembles—but wastes—an A-list panel

Throughout most of its lifespan, Apple has been an innovator—if it doesn’t outright invent a new product, it takes an existing one to the next level and beyond—but as the company releases its first series, it finds itself in a unusual position: that of imitator.