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Apple iTunes 12 Days of Christmas 2016: Freebies for iPhone and iPad fans

What is the Apple iTunes 12 Days of Christmas, and is Apple running its 12 Days of Christmas freebie offer in 2016? Here's all you need to know about this festive giveaway for iPhone and iPad owners.

What is Apple's 12 Days of Christmas?

12 Days of Christmas is an Apple app available on any iOS device, which can be downloaded for free over the festive season. Log into the app each day and you're offered a different free gift from Apple's iTunes store or the App Store. The gift could be a movie or some other kind of video, a free music track, or a game to keep you busy while the turkey is roasting.

Will there be a 12 Days of Christmas 2016?

We haven't had direct confirmation from Apple about whether the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway is happening in 2016, but the outlook isn't good. Apple started offering these freebies via the 12 Days of Christmas app back in 2008, but in 2014 the giveaway suddenly stopped. The deal wasn't resurrected in 2015 either, so there's a good chance it's dead and buried.

When does Apple's 12 Days of Christmas 2016 start?

If Apple does decide to bring 12 Days of Christmas back from the dead, then the app will likely hit the App Store some time in mid-December. The giveaway usually then takes place each day between December 26 and January 6. You need to login every day to bag a new freebie, and don't forget as they disappear after 24 hours.

Of course, there's no choice of freebies - you have to take whatever Apple gives you. Or don't, if you don't like it.

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