Today I got my "Peel-A-Meal" peeler. It's supposed to work primarily on potatoes, but it also peels carrots, and APPLES!!
You put the food in a single layer on the bottom - it has metal sections with scrapers - kind of like a zester for lemon peel. You add a little water to help move things around.
Then you core the apples, cut them into chunks, and then nuke them in a little water for about 14 minutes. Add some sugar & cinnamon and Ta Da!
(The Peel-A-Meal has a lid, but you wouldn't have seen the apples, which come from our tree in back, by the way).