You can also peel, slice and freeze for baking into pies, cakes, etc.
We're a few years away from our own apples, but so looking forward to it!
I think I'll have to get a peeler when the day comes. All the canning and freezing involves so much work with knives, and my arthritic hands are feeling it just from nipping and slicing vegetables.
My kids also love the dried apples--and better yet, pears! We dip in lemon/sugar solution and use a dehydrator.