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

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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.

That’s the case with Planet of the Apps, which unexpectedly premiered at midnight on Apple Music (the first episode is also available for free on iTunes and, after a screening Tuesday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.



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