Remember that bite sized update idea? Well, Mane 6 kinda went all out on this one. They have dedicated the entire thing to Ponyville's #1 apple farmer, including a huge amount of concept art. It's really impressive to see how much work goes into a single character!
Anyway, I'll stop blabbering. Go hit up the Mane 6 website for more information and piles of images detailing the various poses and attacks they used to build her inside the actual game.
And thanks to their art team for the banner! Applejack needs more love here on EQD.