'12 Days of Gifts' Will Get You Free Apps, Songs and Music from Apple

For the first time, Apple to offer its 12 Days of free gifts to U.S. users.

Dec. 10, 2013 — -- No, sadly Apple isn't giving away any free iPad Airs, iPhones or Macbooks this holiday season, but the company will soon be offering some free apps and other media that you can use on your new devices.

From Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, Apple will offer a free gift every day from the App Store or iTunes. That means free books, movies, apps, songs right after you've opened that brand new iPad or iPhone. Each deal is only available for 24 hours.

But in order to find out about those giveaways you'll need to download Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" app, which is available now in the App Store.

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According to 9to5Mac, this is the first year Apple has offered the "12 Days of Gifts" promotion in the U.S. In the past it was available in other countries. Apple offered a similar promotion earlier this year when it celebrated the fifth anniversary of its App Store. The company offered many paid apps for free, including one that was originally priced at $19.99.

Of course, finding deals for free Apple hardware is harder this holiday season. Apple offered some discounts on Black Friday, and Walmart and Target and other retailers have offered slight price cuts.