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You know it’s getting close to Christmas time when outlets start publishing gift guides, and Apple updates its ’12 Days of Gifts’ application. The 2013 version of Apple’s free-download-a-day app went live this evening, ahead of its December 26 kickoff.

Folks in European countries have become accustom to this yearly ritual, but it’s never been available to those of us here in the US. I’m happy to announce, though, that this year, Apple has finally opened up the program to iOS users in the United States…

From the App Store description:

“From 26 December – 6 January, you can download a gift each day—songs, apps, books, movies, and more—with the 12 Days of Gifts app. Each day’s gift will only be available for 24 hours, so download the free app to make sure you don’t miss out. Please note: Not all content is available in all countries.”

You can find the ’12 Days of Gifts’ app, for both the iPhone and iPad, in the App Store for free (if it’s available in your country). Keep in mind that it won’t do much until the 12-day event kicks off later this month, and runs through January of next year.

  • @dongiuj

    And you have to be on ios7

    • on3simpleclick

      Well that blows.. but it doesn’t matter really. Last years gifts sucked.
      Definitely doesn’t warrant an upgrade for anyone who is running iOS6.

      • @dongiuj

        Possibly but a lot of people will argue that apple believes in using everything new on the latest OS for “reliability” or some other kind of mumbo jumbo. Personally, I agree with you.

      • burlow

        why wouldn’t they. for everyone’s sake, it’s better to have the userbase on the latest software

      • Irma

        And they want to turn iPhone 4s into near bricks to push hardware upgrades.

      • burlow

        so you think they purposefully code their software to slow down certain phone models? riiiight

      • Irma

        No doubt quite soon you’ll quote where I said they had deliberately coded their software to be slow on the iPhone 4.

      • burlow

        keep conspiring!

    • MHCsk

      Nice try Apple, I’m still keeping my iOS 6 jailbreak.

      • on3simpleclick

        I wish kept my jailbreak.. I’ve been stuck on 6.1.3 for 4 months now 🙁

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve been thinking about buying a 5s though so might just give-in and update…

      • @dongiuj

        For sure!

      • Marcus Howell

        Just change the version number of your ios 6 to 7 with ifile then you can download the app 🙂

      • smtp25

        Yup! I’m with you on this one. JB > than apps & wallpapers I can probably get for free during the year anyway

      • Irma

        Not to mention that upgrading an iPhone 4 to iOS 7 is effectively the same as turning it into a brick.

  • Guest

    Mine says 16 days to get your first gift !

    • Julian Gigola

      That’s because they will start giving gifts on the day of christmas, all the way through January 6.

      • @dongiuj

        From Boxing Day.

  • Reap

    Wow are you serious? Lockout for everyone not on iOS 7? Whatever this app always gives you pieces of shiit nobody eants anyway.

    • Julian Gigola

      that’s not true! the apps they give are pretty legit! Wait and see! haven’t you updated to iOS 6 yet?

      • on3simpleclick

        Last years offerings were pretty dull.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        +1. I’ve still got a travel brochure in my iBooks library…

  • noaaahh

    Hopefully this app “inspires” other developers to stick away from the “iOS 7-white” look and get some more colour into iOS 7!

  • i cant wait for my gift 😀

  • Jimothy

    Everyone is talking about their iOS 6 jailbreak and I’m just sitting here with a replaced lock button. 🙁

  • Maarten Dekkers

    Nice try Apple. Still not updating my iPad 4.