So that’s Apple’s ’12 Days of Gifts’ promo done and dusted for another year – how was it for you?
The Christmas giveaway – run by Apple in a number of countries since 2008 though this year for the first time in the US – saw a range of content offered for free download, with the entire collection of songs, books, games and other content worth just under $70.
The promotion kicked off on December 26 with two tracks and two videos from Justin Timberlake, and ended on Monday with three songs from the Rolling Stones’ live show in London’s Hyde Park last summer.
The single most expensive item offered for free was Martin Scorsese’s 2011 fantasy movie Hugo, which usually comes with a $14.99 price tag.
Another pricey item that went for nothing was Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014, a collection of articles and photos focusing on recommended places to visit that usually sells for $9.99.
Other freebies included Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kings of Leon’s iTunes Festival EP, Rovio Stars’ Tiny Thief game, and Illusion Labs’ Mr. Crab game, together with a few TV shows and other items.
While Apple was never going to please everyone with its daily offers, the collection covered a wide range of tastes, so presumably those who downloaded the app could find at least one item worth grabbing.
iOS users weren’t the only mobile device owners who could pick up a few freebies over the holiday period, with Google and Amazon, among others, also offering up some Christmas cheer for those with Android devices.