Bah Humbug! Apple drops 12 Days of Gifts/Christmas promotion

Bah Humbug! Apple drops 12 Days of Gifts/Christmas promotion
Since 2008, around this time of the year, Apple would offer what it called in the U.S., 12 Days of Gifts. In Europe and Canada, the promotion was known as 12 Days of Christmas. The gifts would include apps, digital albums, television shows or movies with one new freebie made available every day. The gifts would start out small and end with a larger gift for day 12. For example, last year Apple gave away a live Rolling Stones mini- album on the last day.

The 12 Days of Christmas was available in the U.K. since 2008, and only hit the U.S. for the first time last year. The promotion required users to download and install an app of the same name. The app would reveal each day's gift and provide a link to it. Besides the "Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live" album recorded by the Stones, other gifts last year included the first (and best) Home Alone film, a live track from Justin Timberlake, and The Ice Princess book by Camilla Lackberg.

With no word from the manufacturer about the promotion starting up for 2014-2015, there is speculation that Apple has dropped the 12 Days of Gifts/Christmas for this year. The app is not currently being offered in the U.S., Europe or Canada. There is no word from Apple as to whether the tech titan will resume the freebies program next year. If you're looking for some free apps, we recently listed $36 worth of paid iOS apps that you can currently install for the low, low price of zero.

source: AppleInsider



1. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I was waiting this eagerly .... but Apple played it wrong this year. Bad move

2. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Ebenezer Scrooge ate the apple

3. mickylz

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

Rotten Apple.

4. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

thanks a lot this news is very good

5. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

They never offered anything good anyways so it won't be missed.

6. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

They used to when it was first introduced, the past couple years have been terrible though.

7. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Ya Apple Wtf!!

8. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Yargh! Money money money!

9. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it's ok apple. you can call it twelve days of christmas here in the states. you will not offend me.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

massive profits, and cant even keep up one of the few "goodwill to customer" programs they have. Why do people defend this monstrosity of a company again?

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm pretty disappointed too, but you seem to always get carried away. After all, they did forfeit all profits from some of their highest grossing apps during the RED promotion and their free app of the week is still a million times better than 12 Days of Gifts. Give free items enough times to enough people, and soon they'll feel entitled

14. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Thanks for removing my comments, NAZIarena.

15. Pld15

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

They can't afford it after giving everyone the new U2 album.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Apple = The Grinch...

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