We (HomebrewersAssociation.org) are publishing a story the first week of September that explores an alternative way of creating fermentable juice from fresh apples. I don't want to spoil it too much, but I will say that it involves a household juicer and a straining bag. It sounds like a lot of work, but the fellow I am working with swears by it.
He said on his household, whole-fruit juicer (1200w), he can get ~8.5 gallons of juice in an hour of processing. Not too shabby, and a good way to get around the typical 'pulp and press' equipment.
I will post a link when it is published on September 9th.
edit* Due to recent flooding in Boulder, the Juice and Strain article mentioned above will be published on 9/20/2013. Apologies for the delay.