Most of the other shapes are advised to wear shoulder pads to help balance out their overall figure. However, this is a resounding DON'T for apples. This will adversely affect your silhouette, making you look bigger on top. The good news is most shoulder pads that come with tops today are removeable. So heed this advice and take them out.
Looking good has a lot do with the balance of your body; it's how you determine what kinds of clothes work for your particular curves. If you have an apple shape, you have plenty to work with on top and you do not need the additional help!