Instead of giving away free software on Christmas Day, Apple are giving away free media on iTunes in the UK and possibly other European countries.
Apple's 12 Days of Christmas' Giveaway provides one free download every day between 26 Dec and 6 Jan. Yesterday, Apple were offering a music video of 'That's Not My Name' by 'The Tings Tings' (number 1 back in May) and today, a free episode of 'Derren Brown's Mind Control'.
Apple iTunes users in the UK need only click this link to access the giveaway!
Rumors exist that Apple are planning this giveaway in France, but I am unable to confirm whether it is there. Unfortunately for Americans, Apple has confirmed it won't be happening outside of Europe!
Another unfortunate thing about this giveaway is that iTunes is needed to download them; making it impossible for Linux users to access. The giveaway is worth checking out as you may find a TV show, movie or song you like for free!
Update: The giveaway has ended and the website it was hosted on is no longer available. We have removed the link pointing to it from this article as there is no reason to keep it up, considering that it leads to a 404 not found web page. Apple has been kicking of 12 days of Christmas in recent years as well, last time in 2011. It is likely that the company will continue holding the giveaway in Europe and Canada in this year considering that it has been quite successful in past years. It is not clear why the giveaway is limited to select countries while core markets such as the US are exempt from it.
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