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Apple's original TV production to begin small: 'We are just starting out'

Apple's original TV production to begin small: 'We are just starting out'

Apple Inc. isn’t ready to take on the titans of TV — at least not yet.

The company is wading slowly into the business of producing original television shows, a cautious approach that seems to belie the ethos of the tech giant famous for its game-changing innovations from the smartphone to the tablet computer.

Apple is planning to start with just two shows exclusive to the Apple Music service. “Carpool Karaoke” — a spinoff of a segment on CBS’ “Late, Late Show” that has become a viral sensation — will debut in April. Apple later will add “Planet of the Apps,” a contest-reality show, in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch their concepts for new mobile apps with the hope of...

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