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Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series principal filming concludes — report

An anonymous source familiar with the matter claiming to be involved in production of the series reports that Apple has wrapped up documentary series "Planet of the Apps" on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood.




"Apple built the set and tore it down at the conclusion of filming. The set was absolutely beautiful and set up in a way like no other competition show I've seen before," the source reported to MacRumors on Saturday. "It's very tech chic, with beautiful decor and decorations. Only Apple could do it this way. It's very, very well done. Steve Jobs would have been proud of the set."

AppleInsider was not immediately able to confirm the details from the tipster. However, the timetable matches previous reports, with filming said to wrap up in early 2017.

Apple has three projects underway for unique, if not necessarily scripted, video content.

The "Planet of the Apps" reality show was scheduled to start filming in Los Angeles in late 2016, and continue through early 2017. The show features developers cranking out apps for the program, and highlight not only the development process but also any deal-making that goes on between the coders and producers Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, and Jessica Alba, amongst others.

Also in production, Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" will have a first batch of 16 episodes, featuring Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four episodes, with more announcements yet to come.

Few details are known about semi-biographical "Vital Signs," which has been in production for some time. The series is said to be six episodes long, each running for 30 minutes, chronicling Dr. Dre's rise through fictional vignettes.

It is unknown when any of Apple's works in progress will debut.