We’ve seen Google celebrate the holiday season by offering some low-cost movie rentals in the Android Market, featuring a selection of Christmas titles. Apple’s got its own gift for its user base, and today released this year’s 12 Days of Christmas app, offering twelve days of free downloads.
12 Days of Christmas is Apple’s annual collection of end-of-the-year freebies. If you’ve got an iPhone 3GS or later, you can start checking out the offerings, which this year begins with some songs and video from Coldplay.
Each day’s free downloads are only available for a 24-hour period; don’t think you can wait until the end and just snag everything all at once. What kind of content can you expect? When Apple did this last year, downloads included the ebook for Life of Pi, music from Duran Duran and Kings of Leon, the games Mirror’s Edge and Broken Sword: Shadow of The Templars, and a few TV episodes.
Now for the bad news: iPhone users in the States are on the “naughty” list again this year, as Apple’s giveaways are only available to its customers in certain regions. The UK is covered, as are certain other European nations, and we’ve heard that Canada may be included as well. If you live where you’re able to, be sure to start checking out these free downloads while they’re still around.