Apple has officially started giving away free downloads on its "12 Days of Gifts" app for iOS devices, starting with an exclusive EP from Justin Timberlake made up of four live performances from the 2013 iTunes Festival. Before the official start of the giveaway, the app delivered a bonus song and video from New Zealand singer Lorde.

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Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" giveaways will run daily from December 26 through January 6 and will offer users samples of a variety of content, including songs, apps, books, movies from across Apple's digital stores.

12 Days of Gifts is a universal app available for free in the App Store. [Direct Link]

Thanks, Luc!

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Naranek Avatar
137 months ago
Download links for the daily gifts for those of us without iOS 7 or in a different country.

Day 1
US, CA, UK, NZ, AU, DE, NL, DK - Justin Timberlake - iTunes Festival: London 2013 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id748481240)

Day 2
US (am) - Once Upon A Time - Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot (http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/id464177329)
US (pm), NZ, NL, DK - Tiny Thief (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/id656620224)
UK, AU, DE - Africa - Episode 1: Kalahari (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/tv-season/id585233576)

Day 3
US - Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2014 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id673015807)
CA - A Duck in New York City by Kaldor Connie (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id610788068)
UK - The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id380681699)
NZ, AU - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/id419993648)

Day 4
US, CA, UK, NZ, AU, DE, NL, DK - Toca House (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id495680460)

Day 5
US, CA - Hugo (http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id496709723)
UK, NZ, AU, NL, DK - Home Alone (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/id344796733)

Day 6
US, CA - Avicii - New Year's Eve Mix (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id748289776)
UK, NZ, AU, DK - Avicii - New Year's Eve Mix (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/id735535809)
DE, AT - Helene Fischer - Unser Tag (http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/id732089244)
Bonus: US, CA, UK - Go Dance (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id662850100)

Day 7
US, CA, UK, NZ, AU, DE, AT, NL, DK - Rayman Jungle Run (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id537931449)

Day 8
US - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id568486341)
CA - Chatelaine’s Superfood Cookbook (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id560213476)
UK - Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id389514489)
NZ - Your Best Body by Michelle Bridges (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/id739656879)
AU - Your Best Body by Michelle Bridges (http://itunes.apple.com/au/book/id587178454)
DE, AT - Wassermelone by Marian Keyes (http://itunes.apple.com/de/book/id645844420)
DK - Vitello ridser en bil by Kim Fupz Aakeson Niels Bo Bojesen (http://itunes.apple.com/dk/book/id516261086)

Day 9
US, CA - Kings of Leon - iTunes Festival: London 2013 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id744261073)
UK - Tom Odell - Tom Odell Live (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id763716048)
NZ - Stan Walker - Inventing Myself (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/id726038541)
AU - Birdy - Live from Sydney Opera House (http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/id728395078)
DE, AT - Max Herre - MTV Unplugged Kahedi Radio Show (http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/id735185499)
NL - Caro Emerald - Live (http://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/id732979979)

Day 10
US - Sesame Street - Season 43 Episode 12: Great Vibrations (http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/id668004472)
CA - Michael J. Fox Show - Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/tv-season/id692211979)
UK, NZ - Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/id656967940)
AT - Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness (http://itunes.apple.com/at/movie/id719403162)
AU - Peppa Pig's Magical Moments (http://itunes.apple.com/au/tv-season/id661488665)
DE - Kokowääh (http://itunes.apple.com/de/movie/id449002574)
Bonus: US, CA, UK - Sago Mini Doodlecast (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id469487373)

Day 11
US, CA, UK, NZ, AU - Mr. Crab (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id599515468)

Day 12
US, CA, UK, NZ, AU, DE, AT, NL, DK - Rolling Stones - Sweet Summer Sun, Live in Hyde Park 2013 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id734514372)

If you got a gift that is not on this list please leave a comment saying what you got and which country you are in and I will add it to the list.

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nepalisherpa Avatar
137 months ago
Ugh...Justin Timberlake?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1DApple Avatar
137 months ago
Wow! Excellent! JT! Tomorrow Facebook Messenger. Then it's gonna be what? Scatman Joe? Macarena? DJ Bobo?

Or maybe Macericks! hmmmm...

Nobody is forcing you to download the or download the free content.
Matter of fact Apple doesn't need to offer you or anyone anything in any way shape or form.

Don't want it don't download it.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
na1577 Avatar
137 months ago
Heads up for those still on iOS 6: You can download the EP from iTunes for free, you don't need to access it through the app.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ricartedor Avatar
137 months ago
We are not just complaining that we don't want it, it's that we want something else. This gift sucks. Apple's not obliged to give us anything, but if they're giving anything, it should at least be a good item.

If they're giving away sucky items like this, they might as well not give anything at all.
Wow... ungrateful. Do you say this when someone buys you a present you don't like? "You might as well not have bothered unless it was at least something good!" Did you lose anything by opening the 12 days of Christmas app or downloading the gift? Are you angry that apple took up a few MB of space on your device? I don't get it.. noone's making you download this content for free!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freis968 Avatar
137 months ago
Next!
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