Apple Gives Out First ’12 Days of Gifts’ Freebie Today

Apple has finally launched its 12 Days of Gifts program by giving away the first gift today.

The Cupertino tech company is finally kicking off its festive actions, with its 12 Days of Gifts promotion. Photo: Apple

If you’re the happy owner of Apple iPhone or iPad, the Californian firm offers you a number of little holiday presents for you, but first you are to to install the free “12 Days of Gifts” app from the App Store.

Starting from today, December 26th, Apple provides its customers with the possibility of getting free apps, movies, music and books through the mentioned above app. Each day’s freebie will be made available for 24 hours with the last one available on January 6th.

The offered gift may differ depending on your geographic location or platform, though; for example, the first gift the company offers to its users is Justin Timberlake’s four-song live performance from the 2013 iTunes Festival in London.

“The “12 Days of Gifts” app is available now as a free download from the App Store. To make sure that you don’t miss out the first day’s gift, perhaps you should install the app now,” writes Women Citizen.

“We should point out that this app requires iOS 7, so if you haven’t updated your iDevice, now might be a good time to do so. Also, Apple says that not all of the free items it is offering over the next 12 days is available in every country.”

By the way, earlier this week the Californian company signed the deal with China Mobile, the world’s biggest phone carrier.

The move is predicted to boost the sales of the world’s popular Apple device, though it will definitely face intense competition.

The iPhone is offered in China by two small retailer but the just signed deal will link the Californian company with a bigger network and state-owned China Mobile Ltd.’s marketing power.

Chinese customers like the Apple’s smartphones and they are ready to purchase it, but the next-generation device has been eclipsed by lower-priced smartphones from Samsung and local brands.

The news was welcomed by Chinese customers, promting the shares in Apple to rise significantly.

“China is an extremely important market for Apple,” Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, said in a statement. “Our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network.”

The company’s Chief Executive Tim Cook told the official Xinhua News Agencya year ago that he expects China to surpass the United States as its biggest market. About 50 million iPhones have been sold in China in the past 2 1/2 years, according to analyst estimates.7

The Cupertino based company already has agreements with such retailers as China Telecom Ltd. and China Unicom Ltd., which have about 455 million mobile accounts.

Chinese customers like the Apple’s smartphones and they are ready to purchase it, but the next-generation device has been eclipsed by lower-priced smartphones from Samsung and local brands.

The iPhone 5S and 5C will hit the Apple and China Mobile stores next month. The customers of the world’s biggest retailer can register for phones starting Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook is sharing with the company’s employees with his plans for the next year.

“We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love. I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind’s deepest values and highest aspirations,” he noted in a memo sent to the employees.

“I consider myself the luckiest person in the world for the opportunity to work at this amazing company with all of you,” Cook added.

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